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asparagus tempura

Asparagus Tempura


  • 90 g asparagus
  • salad oil for deep-frying
  • a little flour


  • 1 egg
  • 40 ml cold water
  • 20 g flour

dipping sauce (optional):

or salt (optional)

Step 1

step 1:

Cut off the roots of the asparagus 3 cm. from the end and cut into 5 cm. long pieces.

Step 2

step 2:

To make the coating, mix the egg and cold water in a bowl. Add the flour and toss.

Step 3

step 3:

Dust the asparagus lightly with a little flour before applying the coating (see Step 4).

Step 4

step 4:

With chopsticks, dip the asparagus pieces into the coating and twirl them around to coat them. Fill a wok over half full with salad oil.

Step 5

step 5:

Heat the oil to 170°C and deep-fry 3 to 5 asparagus pieces a few minutes until golden brown. Remove and drain on a rack. Cook the remaining asparagus in the same manner.

Step 6

step 6:

When serving, you can use either dipping sauce or salt. To make the dipping sauce, mix the bonito soup stock, soy sauce and sugar together in a pan and bring to a boil. Pour into two small bowls. Dip the asparagus pieces into the dipping sauce.

Asuparagasu no tempura

Or, if you prefer salt, pour a suitable amount onto a small plate and dip the asparagus pieces into the salt.


Deep-fryied asparagus is very soft and light. Either dipping sauce or salt is delicious with it.