Tempura Green Beans


  • 1/2 cup green beans – trimmed
  • 1 small egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ⅓ cup corn starch – or potato starch
  • Cooking oil – for frying

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Japanese mayo
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Place the green beans in a bowl, add the egg, salt, pepper and cayenne. Mix well.
  2. Dump in the starch and mix.
  3. Heat enough cooking oil in a wok or frying pan to reach a depth of at least two inches.
  4. Drop the battered green beans one by one in the hot oil. Cook in batches until golden and crisp, about two to three minutes.
  5. Drain the green beans tempura on a rack or a stack of paper towels.
  6. Mix the ingredients for the sauce.
  7. Serve the tempura-style crispy green beans with the dipping sauce on the side.

2 servings

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