Gluten-Free Crisp Sage Tempura


Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour


This is a fun and easy tempura recipe. You may find yourself looking around your garden for other veggies and herbs that would be fun to batter and fry.


1/2 cup
flour, rice
1 1/2 teaspoon
poppy seeds
1/8 teaspoon
black pepper, ground
1/2 cup
club soda
1 tablespoon
water (cold)
vegetable oil
1 bunch
sage, fresh


1. In a medium bowl, mix the rice flour with the poppy seeds, ½ teaspoon salt and the pepper. Whisk in the club soda and cold water. Let the batter rest for 20 minutes.

2. Heat ½ inch of oil in a small skillet just until shimmering. Holding each sage leaf by the stem, dip it into the batter to coat both sides. Add to the oil and fry over moderately high heat until lightly golden, about 30 seconds. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle lightly with salt. Serve warm or at room temperature.