Tempura Vegetables & Prawns

This is a great way to get kids (and adults!) to eat more veggies!  There’s a surprise in every bite and the added crunch is usually a hit!  Instead of prawns, other fish pieces like cod / plaice can be used.

200g assorted chopped veg – carrots / broccoli / green beans etc.
200g of large uncooked prawns
120g cornflour
1 egg
185ml of really cold sparkling water
125ml vegetable oil

Place the cornflour into a medium sized bowel. Stir in the egg and cold sparkling water until just combined.
Let the batter stand for a few minutes.
In a large frying pan or wok, heat the oil until shimmering but not smoking.
Dip the vegetable pieces and prawns in the batter allowing the excess to drip off.
Work in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan and cook until the batter is very lightly browned and the prawns have turned pink.