teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon baking powder
egg (I prefer 1½ egg whites)
cup ice water (I prefer seltzer water)
Yellow food coloring (optional)
Oil for deep frying
Your choice of dippers; shrimp, scallops, chunky-cut chicken and vegetables are good.
• Sift together the dry ingredients. • Beat egg slightly and mix with the water and a few drops of the food coloring, if desired. • Add the dry ingredients. Stir only until mixed; mixture will be slightly lumpy. • Dip shrimp, chunky-cut chicken and vegetables, etc. into the batter and deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.