Yes, we love our vegetables -- but we also love our fried things, especially during football season. Enter the unhealthy but undoubtedly delicious tempura, the ultimate combination of crispy vegetables and fried batter goodness we crave.
The tempura recipes you'll find online call for anything from ice water, to seltzer, to vodka to mix into the batter; obviously, we went for a beer. We used a balanced amber ale for our recipe, but you could also try a hefeweizen or even a saison (like our Jalapeno Saison) to add a little more flavor to the batter. Like we found with our Moroccan Beer Battered Onion Rings, the proteins in the beer give our vegetables an extra crisp we couldn't resist!
We used chopped up asparagus and zucchini "fries" for our tempura, but you can easily substitute your favorite veggies: green beans, sweet potatoes, broccoli, yellow squash, whatever you prefer. The more veggies you have, the more you have to feed a hungry crowd. Whip up an aioli for dipping (our beer aioli recipe is below), or serve with a dumpling or tempura sauce.
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