Broccoli Tempura

Lightly frying fresh broccoli in panko flakes gives this vegetable a light, crispy texture, perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce.

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  • Servings: 4


  • 1 1/4 pounds broccoli crowns, stems peeled and heads halved
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups panko flakes
  • Oil for frying
  • Tempura or soy sauce, for dipping

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and water until smooth. Set aside Place the panko in a bowl and set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan heat 2 inches of oil to 350° over medium-high heat.

  3. Dip the broccoli in the flour/water mixture. Shake off excess batter. Roll the coated broccoli in the panko until completely coated.

  4. Fry the broccoli until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels or a wire rack.

  5. Serve warm with tempura or soy sauce for dipping.

Contributed By Photo © Todd Porter & Diane Cu Published September 2014

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