Courgettes Tempura – Crispy and Extra Scrumptious Way To Serve This Vegetable

During the summer months, my family eats a lot of courgettes. I am used, since I was a child, to have this delicious vegetable mainly during the hot months of the year. Maybe because back then it was available only during the summer.

There are a lot of different and extra yummy recipes you can find (in different cook books or online) for recipes using courgettes, but I usually prepare them grated and baked with eggs and different cheeses, filled with cheese or minced beef, fried or baked.

Although everyone at home loves courgettes, this time I thought I would prepare them in a different way so that not to repeat myself too much and not to make anyone refuse to eat them just because they don’t want to have the old, well-accustomed to, dish again.

After researching the net and some cook books for inspiration, I decided to prepare Courgettes Tempura. It turned out to be a very easy way to prepare this yummy vegetable. I don’t usually like to fry anything, not only it is very unhealthy, but it gets messy in the kitchen and there are a lot of pots to clean afterwards. No thank you! But I should admit that this recipe I found very easy to do. You use one bowl for the batter and one pot for frying, or you can use your Deep Fat Fryer instead (you would have almost nothing to wash later).

For a lighter and healthier version, use a Low Fat Fryer to prepare the courgettes tempura. Click here to see the Low Fat Fryer I’ve been using to prepare different meals for my family.

What you get when you prepare courgettes tempura are very delicious, golden, crisp courgette chips that you can serve as a side dish or use them as a main dish for a lighter meal.

Enjoy!

Courgettes Tempura  Courgettes tempura

Ingredients:

  • 4 courgettes

Cut the courgettes in the middle, half each piece and cut in wedges; use any pieces that still have part of the skin on them

  • 4tbsp plain flour

  • 4tbsp corn starch

  • 1 egg white

  • 130ml ice-cold water

  • oil for frying

  • salt and pepper

  • 1 lemon, optional

Preparation:

  1. Fill a pan up to the middle with oil and heat

  2. Prepare the tempura batter in a bowl by mixing the flours, then add the egg white and the ice-cold water. Stir quickly, the batter is ready to be used

  3. Dip courgettes wedges in the batter, drain the excess and using a (slotted) spoon place them in the hot oil

  4. Fry for a few minutes, turning occasionally, until the wedges become golden. Work like that till you fry all the courgettes wedges

  5. Once removed from the oil, place the courgettes wedges on a serving plate, season with salt and pepper and serve with lemon slices

If you have tried any other vegetables tempura, tell with me what vegetables you liked the best prepared like that?

Try this easy to do recipe and if you have any suggestion, recommendations or just want to share your favourite recipe, please write a comment below.

Have a yummy day!

4 Comments

  1. Antti

    I think a have never eaten a courgette in my life but i would definitely like to try it after reading this article it looks so delicious when cooked right. I totally agree with you about frying things all the time it´s so unhealthy and food can be made differently too. When i find this vegetable on the shop somewhere I am going to try this recipe. Looks like a really good and healthy snack. Thanks a lot.

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    1. Ellie

      Hi, if you live in America you probably know courgettes as zucchini, the same delicious vegetable.

      I usually bake them in the oven, but then I decided to prepare them differently and courgettes tempura turned out to be extra yummy.

      Share with me your favourite summer recipes.

      All the best

      Ellie

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  2. Entrepren3ur

    I’ve never had Courgettes Tempura in my life! But I love that it has vegetables! You have an awesome article here and showing your taste to us is amazing because ive never even heard of this type of tempura!

    Keep the recipes coming I will be bookmarking your pace for sure! GOOD DAY!

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    1. Ellie

      Thank you for the comments. Hope you find something you like.

      All the best

      Reply

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