March 24, 2014

Thin Crispy Batter

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This thin but crunchy, tempura-style coating is perfect for Crispy Tofu. Vodka thins the batter yet evaporates rapidly when hot – thus promoting crispiness. Adapted from a recipe by Kenji Alt-Lopez.

1/4 cup (60 mL) each: cornstarch, all-purpose flour
2 tsp (10 mL) kosher salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) baking powder
1/4 cup (60 mL) each: cold water, vodka

In medium bowl, whisk together cornstarch, flour, salt and baking powder. Whisk in water and vodka until smooth, thin batter forms.

Makes enough for 1 lb (1 kg) tofu cubes.

  • The batter should be the consistency of pouring cream.

Tested in Imperial