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Fruit Tempura

Here's a modern take on an old idea. This works well with bananas, peaches, apricots, apple wedges... Your imagination is the limit!


  • 100g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150ml cold water
  • 2 bananas
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Mix the egg and the water together.

  2. Mix in the salt and the flour. Use a whisk to remove any big lumps, but don't worry about smaller lumps.

  3. Heat the oil in a wok or deep fat fryer until it reaches 180 degrees C.

  4. Peel the bananas and cut them in half.

  5. Dip each piece in the batter and then immediately put in the wok.

  6. Cook for 2 minutes, then turn. Continue to cook until the batter is lightly browned.

  7. Use a slotted spoon to remove the tempura from the wok and drain on kitchen paper. Keep warm in the oven (about 100 degrees C) until all the vegetables are finished.

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

20 minutes

Notes & Variations on Fruit Tempura

Not got any bananas? This works well with peaches, apricots, apple wedges... Your imagination is the limit!


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