Avocado In Charcoal Tempura Batter Recipe

Avocado In Charcoal Tempura Batter

Today, we’re diving into a recipe that not only challenges traditional cooking methods but also introduces a dramatic twist to a beloved ingredient: the avocado.

This recipe for crispy avocado bites is not just about creating a delicious snack; it’s about exploring the art of cooking with modern gastronomy techniques. Using ingredients like vodka, activated charcoal, and methylcellulose (Methocel), we transform simple avocado chunks into a crunchy, intriguing dish that’s as visually striking as it is tasty.

Designed for the adventurous cook, this recipe employs a cream whipper charged with CO2 to create a light, airy batter, and the use of tamari or soy sauce adds a depth of flavor that complements the creamy richness of the avocado beautifully. Perfect for an avant-garde dinner party appetizer or a unique twist on your next snack time, these crispy avocado bites are sure to spark conversation and awaken your palate.

In this recipe, we harness the power of two fascinating ingredients: methylcellulose and activated charcoal. Both are used not just for their functional benefits but also to add a touch of drama and sophistication to dishes.

Methylcellulose is a versatile thickener and emulsifier derived from cellulose, which is commonly found in plant cells. In the culinary world, it is prized for its unique property of gelling when heated and melting when cooled, unlike most gelling agents that behave the opposite way. This characteristic makes it an excellent choice for creating innovative textures and forms in modernist cuisine, such as the airy, crispy batter in our recipe.

Activated Charcoal Powder, on the other hand, is made from carbon-rich materials burnt at high temperatures to create a powder with fine pores. These pores can trap chemicals, making activated charcoal popular for detoxification in health products. In cooking, it’s valued for its deep, dramatic black color, which can turn any dish into a visual masterpiece. Beyond aesthetics, it also adds a very subtle smokiness, enhancing the sensory experience of the dishes it graces.

Using these ingredients, we not only bring an edge to our culinary creations but also invite our diners to a meal that’s a feast for the eyes as much as it is for the palate.

So, grab your cream whipper, and let’s get ready to take your culinary skills to the next level with these spectacular crispy avocado bites!

Avocado In Charcoal Tempura Batter Recipe

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Impress with this exquisite desert, delicious mouth watering Avocado in Charcoal Tempura Batter using Special Ingredients Methocel & Activated Charcoal.
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Prep time 2 hours
Cooking time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Molecular
Servings 4 4



  • Blend the ingredients (except the avocado chunks) together.
  • Pour into a cream whipper and charge with CO2.
  • Chill in the fridge, ideally for 2 hours.
  • Dip avocado chunks in tamari or soy sauce.
  • Place pieces of avocado into flour and shake off excess.
  • Spray some of the batter out of the whipper onto the avocado.
  • Drop into the fryer at 190 °C and cook for 2 – 3 minutes until crispy.


Keywords Activated Charcoal, Cumin, Flour, Methocel, Methyl Cellulose, Vodka
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