A versatile batter that can be used with fish, meat or vegetables. Or why not dip a sweet cicely leaf or 2 into the batter and try its sweet taste. Makes the perfect finger food.
Keyword: Sweet Cicely, Sweet Cicely Tempura
Author: Foragers Folly
40gfinely chopped sweet cicely leaves
Ice cubesfor chilling the water
Sift flour once or twice to remove any lumps and add in the sweet cicely leaves. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, gently beat 1 egg until the yolk and egg whites are just barely mixed.
Prepare ice cold water by combining water and ice cubes in a small bowl. Using a strainer, measure 1 cup of ice cold water and add it to the bowl with the beaten egg. (Don’t add any ice cubes to the tempura batter mixture).
Add the sifted flour and leaves into the bowl with the egg and water mixture and lightly combine the flour. Be careful not to over-mix the batter. (Use chopsticks to mix the batter)
The batter is now ready for immediate use. Coat your vegetables, fish or meat and deep fry in hot oil until golden and crisp.