If you’re looking for an easy and delicious snack to serve with drinks, look no further. There isn’t really and hard and fast recipe, so here’s what you need to do:
Get some Japanese tempura flour from your local Asian grocer or supermarket. Whisk it up with cold sparkling water until it’s the consistency of cream. Dip trimmed green beans into the batter and deep fry them in hot sunflower or vegetable oil.
In the meantime make a simple jalapeño ponzu dipping sauce. Take some soy sauce and season it to your liking with fresh or pickled chopped jalapeño, some yuzu juice (from a Japanese citrus fruit) or some lime juice if you can’t find yuzu juice and some sesame oil.
Drain the tempura green beans on kitchen paper and serve the hot and crunchy with the dipping sauce on the side.