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cod tempura

  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 288 kcal
  • Total Time: 30 m
    • Prep: 10 m
    • Cook: 20 m
  • Japanese: tara no tempura
Cod Tempura


  • 1/2 pound cod fillets
  • a little flour
  • salad oil for deep frying


  • 1 egg
  • 1/6 cup cold water
  • 2/3 ounce flour

dipping sauce (optional):

or salt (optional)

Step 1

step 1:

Cut the cod into bite-size 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 cod pieces lightly with a little flour before applying the coating (see Step 4).

Step 4

step 4:

With chopsticks, dip the cod 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 340°F and deep-fry 3 or 4 cod pieces a few minutes until golden brown. Remove and drain on a rack. Cook the remaining cod 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 cod pieces into the dipping sauce.

tara no tempura

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


Deep-frying plain cod gives it a denser taste. Either dipping sauce or salt is delicious with it.