Tempura zucchini sticks

I love to make this recipe as a simple snack or when I have friends visiting. The crispy tempura batter and the taste of the zucchini are just amazing together with the honey and the sea salt.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 256 / Protein 8g / Carbohydr. 42g / Fat 6g

Ingredients (4 servings)

200 gflour
1 tbspbaking powder
1 tspsalt
2 tbspcorn oil
300 mlmineral water
0.5 tbsphoney
sea salt
vegetable oil for frying


frying pan, large bowl, chop sticks (optional), cutting board, knife, paper towel

Wine Tip

Grüner Veltliner
Grüner Veltliner is an ideal wine to pair with tempura battered dishes. Its crisp minerality and light citrus notes gently cleanse the palate and do not interfere with the delicate flavor of the tempura.

Step 1

Tempura zucchini sticks

Cut zucchini in half. Quarter lengthwise. Remove the seeds with a diagonal cut. Cut again into strips.

cutting board, knife

2 zucchini

Step 2

Tempura zucchini sticks

Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add corn oil and then slowly incorporate mineral water until batter is thick.

chopsticks, large bowl

200 g flour / 1 tbsp baking powder / 1 tsp salt / 2 tbsp corn oil / 300 ml mineral water

Step 3

Tempura zucchini sticks

Dredge zucchini sticks in tempura batter until well-coated.

Step 4

Tempura zucchini sticks

In a frying pan, heat up some vegetable oil over medium heat and cook zucchini for approx. 3 – 5 min. until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and allow to cool for approx. 2 – 3 min. Then, transfer to a serving platter, drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with sea salt .Enjoy right away!

frying pan, paper towel

0.5 tbsp honey / sea salt / vegetable oil for frying