So I was wanting tempura last night like there was no tomorrow and the mix I had was not GF due to the wheat flour. I did not feel like making 2 separate kinds of tempura mix so I decided I would just go for it and make my own batter GF version.
If you know me I hate to find flour mixes to blend myself so I use always premade versions of flour that I can buy. So I decided since GF Bisquick can be used for so many different things why not for tempura. I made a batch and tasted it (with GF soy sauce) and it was delish!!!! I decided I would not tell the family it was GF since my hubby and older kiddo who does not eat GF always imagines they can tell the difference. OK sometimes in baked goods yes but not all the time HE HE HE…
The had no clue and ate it up my hubby even said, wow what made you do this? I said did you like it? He said UH YEA!!! Even my older kiddo and you know teens they usually balk at everything ate it all up too. SCORE this recipe is now in the Momma files of yummy.
Best GF Tempura Batter
Cut up veggies – carrots cut lengthwise in thin planks, broccoli, green beans (fresh)
1 cup Bisquick (GF)
*1 tsp. Sugar (I used cause tempura is a little sweet and I did not want a bland batter- You can try without even with a sugar substitute or add maybe onion powder to make more savory I will try this next time)
1 Cup milk
oil for frying
Brown paper bag
enough water to thin batter (1/2- 1 c)
I beat the egg, milk, and sugar* into the GF Bisquick and it was thick so I slowly added cold water to thin the batter. Do this slowly and make it just thin enough that it hold onto a carrot but coats it well enough.
Heat oil about 2-3 inches in pan to med heat. (test with a small amount of batter if it browns to quickly your veggies wont cook)
Place veggies a few at a time into batter, let some drain off then place in hot oil after a minute flip over to brown on other side.
Momma Says: Thanks to GF Bisquick, who knew eating GF could be so yummy.
Best GF Tempura