Summer-Vegetable Tempura

tempura dishes arranged on table
Give shishito peppers, eggplants, and kabocha squash the tempura treatment, then turn green beans and corn into lacy fritters known as kakiage.Ted + Chelsea Cavanaugh

This recipe is for classic tempura and kakiage, a fritterlike dish with a slightly thinner batter. Never chill tempura batter or its components—it will cool down the frying oil and disturb the process. Skim out errant pieces of batter as you fry, and cook the vegetables in the order indicated; leftover sugars in the oil can cause burning.