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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Shortcut Okra Tempura


Okra Tempura is ready to serve with your fave sweet-chili ketchup!

More of the okra tempura...

young okra sliced in half!!!

2 cups flour with turmeric powder and ground pepper

my fave duo...

beaten eggs 

the batter

the batter with the bread crumbs

the batter and the okra...

not-so-deep fry...

my idea of deep-fry

up close and personal with the batter mixture

About 20 pieces young okra, sliced in to vertically into two
2 cups flour
1 T turmeric powder
A dash of ground pepper
A dash of fine iodized salt
1 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 to 1 cup water
1 cup canola oil

Sweet Chili ketchup, Plain ketchup or homemade thousand islands dressing

In a bowl, add flour, turmeric powder, pepper and salt. 
Add bread crumbs and eggs. Add water and mix thoroughly. 
Add okra slices.
In a small sauce pot, add the oil. When hot, add pieces of okra, one at a time. 
Cook for a minute on one side and another minute for the other side. 
Remove with slotted spoon and let rest in a paper towel-lined food server.
Repeat until all okras are fried.
If there is a remaining batter, fry like pancake. Slice lengthwise.
Serve immediately with sweet chili ketchup or plain ketchup.

I quit mayo. Those who love it, here's quick thousand islands --
1:1 ratio for mayo and ketchup and Italian seasoning (dry) or chopped celery.
I called this a shortcut tempura because I mixed the eggs, bread crumbs and flour in one bowl instead of the systematic and separate rolling of the okra before frying which is messy and time consuming. Enjoy!!!