Anyone ever tried to roast tempura-battered veg rather than deep-fry?



Honeybee January 6, 2012
Thank you! I was definitely going to use panko. Will report back..
SKK January 6, 2012
This is a great question. Did a little research online and found this recipe.
Baked Tempura Vegetables
Serves 5-6

1 yam, peeled and cut into thick matchsticks
2 cups broccoli, flowerettes cut into small chunks
2 cups button mushrooms, stemmed
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed of thick stalks
1 zucchini, sliced into 1/2" rounds
4 egg whites
2 cups panko crumbs
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vegetable seasoning
Nonstick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9 x 15" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

In a shallow dish, beat egg whites with a fork. In a medium bowl, combine panko bread crumbs and vegetable seasoning. In a large bowl, toss the vegetables in flour, shaking to remove any excess flour. Dip the vegetables, a few at a time, into the egg whites then dip into the panko crumb mixture to coat.

Place the vegetables in a single layer in the prepared baking pan. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil. Bake for ~10 minutes or until vegetables are golden brown, gently stirring twice.

Serve with low-sodium soy sauce or other Asian sauce of choice for dipping.


I am going to tweak this recipe and serve it to friends Saturday. If you try it, let me know how it goes.

hrosdail January 5, 2012
There is one by Rocco Despirito in his diet cookbook that I can't wait to try. Not sure on it, but got great reviews from Dr. Oz.
SDFOOD January 5, 2012
I wouldn't suggest it unless you like soggy batter and veg.
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