Yachae Twigim (Deep Fried Vegetables)
Twigim (튀김) refers to batter-dipped and deep-fried items, including vegetables, shrimp and other things; yachae 야채 refers to vegetables. You can use any kinds of vegetables you want - try eggplant, zucchini or other things. This recipe uses sweet potatoes, carrots and onions.
- 1/2 large sweet potato, about 8 oz
- 1 small size carrot
- 1 small size onion
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup corn starch
- 1 cup cold/ice water
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 cups of vegetable oil
- Shred all the vegetables in match stick style or whatever shape you prefer. For matchstick style, cut in thin round pieces and cut length wise about l/8” wide. Mix all the cut vegetables together, and dust lightly with the flour.
- Whip egg. Make frying batter, mixing flour, corn starch, whipped egg, cold water, salt and pepper.
- Heat vegetable oil in a pot until it’s very hot, then turn it to med heat. Dip vegetables in the dough using a chop stick gathering approximately 1 tbsp. Fry for about 2-3 min, and put it on a plate with a paper towel.
Serving Size: 3-4
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Preparation Time: 25 minutes