Prepare the items you plan to
coat and deep-fry with the tempura batter.
①Slice the lotus root into 1cm
pieces. And put them in a bowl.
②Bring about 2.5 cm (1 inch) of oil in a
medium pot to 170℃.
③Add the all-purpose flour in the
bowl①, mix them well until the ingredients do not
stick together. Remove extra all-purpose flour if needed using a strainer.
④For the tempura batter, prepare the cold
water with ice cubes in a bowl. Add all-purpose flour into the cold water little by little, and mix it well with a whisk or chopsticks. The batter should not be smooth but a little lumpy.
⑤Combine③and④. Do not overmix.
⑥Pick one piece of⑤mixture, fry and drain. Repeat for
the rest of them.