Leaves of maple in a deep fryerBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/leaves-of-maple-in-a-deep-fryer
Gastronomic traditions in different parts of the world can surprise us a lot. So, for example, in Japan, there is an unusual delicacy, which is called Momiji tempura. These are maple leaves in a sweet batter, fried in a deep fryer. Look at the amazing dish straight from the tree - maple leaves in the fryer.
1. Autumn is always associated with beautiful falling leaves, and in Japan, it is also a crunchy snack. Fried maple leaves are a favorite delicacy of Osaki residents. (Photo: aloalo / flickr.com).
2. Momiji tempura or maple leaves in the clover - this is a very popular seasonal snack in Japan, where residents enjoy the unforgettable taste for centuries. (Photo: kimubert / flickr.com).
3. Eat straight from the tree. (Photo: Anja Steindl / flickr.com).
4. In Osaka there are several recipes for the preparation of fried maple leaves. Basically, for this dish are used straight leaves with wood. (Photo: Ric Brooks / flickr.com).
5. But in the northern part of Osaki, in the Minoh area, maple leaves are soaked before frying in a special brine for a year. (Photo: kimmers722 / flickr.com).
6. The recipe for sweet clara (tempura) is very simple. Take one raw egg, whisk in a bowl, add a glass of ice water, then you get a more crispy dough, then add one glass of sifted flour and sugar to taste, and mix everything well. The dough should be liquid. (Photo: Raya / flickr.com).
7. Do not think to experiment with maple leaves from local parks. This dish can be prepared only from the leaves of the Japanese maple, which have a red-burgundy color. (Photo: michelle / flickr.com).
8. The process of cooking looks like the following image: the leaves of the maple are wiped with a damp cloth, then lowered into the prepared crust (liquid dough), give a stitch to the extra clare, and then lay down the stalks and lay them in a deep bowl. (Photo: Sam Sheffield / flickr.com).
9. Unfortunately, the Japanese maple grows in the main, as you have already guessed, in Japan - on the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido. In Russia, for example, they can meet only in Sakhalin and Kurils. Japanese maple is very difficult to grow in cold climates, especially since it does not like harsh winters. (Photo: Joshua Griffin / flickr.com).
10. Very original dish from Japan - fried maple leaves. And they look very appetizing. (Photo: coki / flickr.com).