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Deep-Fried Sandwiched Sweet Onion and Sweet Miso

Deep-Fried Sandwiched Sweet Onion and Sweet Miso

Take a bite into these fried new harvest sweet onions to enjoy their freshness in their entirety while they're in season.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Sweet onions
2
Sweet (Dengaku) Miso Recipe ID: 1729311
to taste (about 3 tablespoons)
Shiso leaves
4 leaves
For the batter:
☆All-purpose flour
1/2 cup (55 g)
☆Egg
1 (60 g)
☆Water
2 tablespoons
Panko
as needed
Oil for deep-frying
as needed (or enough to cover the onions in a frying pan))

Steps

1. Slice each onion into four round slices across the grain, each about 1 cm thick. Then skewer each slice with a toothpick (horizontally through the edge toward the center) to prevent the rings from coming apart.
2. Spread the miso on the onions.
3. Top with a shiso leaf.
4. Then sandwich together with the other slice of onion.
5. Combine the ☆ ingredients for the batter (it should be slightly thicker than tempura batter), dredge the skewered ingredients from Step 4, then evenly coat in panko.
6. Deep fry in medium hot oil (180℃) to a golden brown. Remove the toothpicks, cut each in half, then transfer to a serving plate.
7. Variation: Add [Shio-Koji Soboro] (Recipe ID: 1557877) to the sweet miso. It can be stored in the freezer, so it's very handy. Just sprinkle it onto the miso and sandwich.

Story Behind this Recipe

Since sweet onions in season cook through quickly, I tried out this recipe to feature their fresh sweetness by deep frying thick slices of them.