Sweet Potato Tempura


This delicious sweet potato tempura recipe uses just one sweet potato plus several common pantry ingredients. This easy recipe works to make other vegetable tempura too, such as broccoli, mushroom, and onion.

close up view of Sweet Potato Tempura pieces on paper towels
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins



  • 2 large eggs

  • ¾ cup ice water

  • 3 tablespoons ice water

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups oil for frying

  • 1 large sweet potato, scrubbed and sliced into 1/8-inch slices

Dipping Sauce:

  • ¼ cup rice wine

  • ¼ cup soy sauce


  1. Make the tempura: Beat eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Stir in 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons ice water, 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour, and salt until just incorporated; batter should still be very lumpy.

  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Set a wire rack over several layers of paper towels.

  3. Dry sweet potato slices with paper towels. Dip three slices into batter, letting excess batter drip back into the bowl. Fry in the preheated oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Use a slotted spoon to transfer sweet potatoes to the wire rack. Repeat to dip and fry remaining sweet potatoes.

  4. Make the dipping sauce: Whisk rice wine and soy sauce together in a small bowl. Serve with tempura.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of batter and dipping sauce ingredients. The actual amount consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
14g Fat
36g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1269mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 339mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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