Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tempura Fried Green Onions- Vegan

Holy Geez, have I been swamped lately!  I almost didn't post this, but the kiddos are napping and I figure I've got just enough time to get this over with before life takes over again.  This isn't so much a recipe as a "Hey, you should try this."  All I did was dip the white parts of green onions (roots removed) in Kikkoman brand tempura (vegan!) and fry.  Well, there's a little more to it, but not much.

Here's the recipe, if you can call it that:

Tempura Fried Green Onions
-Prepare Kikkoman Tempura Batter as instructed, but add 1/8 tsp each of garlic powder and ground ginger.  Optional, but I think it really made these pop. 
-I also twice-fried mine, because the first time 'round the batter tends to be pretty thin (doesn't seem to be a problem with the non-vegan tempura batters.)  To double fry, just fry once, let drain and cool on paper towels or 100% cotton dish cloth, then dip and fry again.  Remember, tempura batter has to stay cold, so whatever batter you use, make sure you have a bowl of ice under your batter bowl to keep it chilled while you're working.  
-Sprinkle with salt and serve with whatever you'd like.  I ate mine with soy sauce, but truthfully, would have loved sweet chili sauce even more.  Darn my town store for not carrying it. 

These are so delicious.  Oh, and you can use the green parts if you'd like, I just prefer the white.  You can also make little bundles by bending the green onions in half and tying them around themselves (this actually works best when they've been sitting in the fridge for a while and are starting to get rubbery, as they bend well and don't snap.  Well, that's all I have to say about that. <--- (Forrest Gump reference.)  'Til next time.