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Tempe Mendoan (Fried Tempeh with Batter and Chives)
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This food can be eaten as snack or with rice. It's good to eat while hot. When it's become cold, do not re-fry. Just put it in the oven for 3 minutes

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Sprinkle of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup rice flour
  • 1/3 cup spelt flour [or BTD compliant flour]
  • 1/3 cup chives, chopped (dry will work)
  • 1 package tempeh, any flavor
How to make it:
  1. Ground coriander, sea salt, and garlic to form a paste.
  2. Mix the paste with water.
  3. Add the flours, and enough water to make a batter.
  4. Add chives.
  5. Slice tempeh thinly.
  6. Preheat oil in a wok or deep frying pan (this needs quite a lot of oil).
  7. Wait until the oil is hot enough.
  8. Dip sliced tempeh into the batter and fry for 5 - 10 minutes.
  9. Do not let the batter turn brown or become dry.
  10. Drain the fried tempeh and eat while hot.
  11. Best eaten with sweet soy sauce and jalapeno slices sauce and hot rice.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Tempeh (Fermented Soy)3 ,4 B N B N A A N A
Chives  N N N N N N N N
Rice Cake/Flour3 ,4 ,5 B N B B B B N N
Coriander  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Kamut1 ,3 ,5 N N A A A A N N
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,3 ,5 N N N N N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 08, 2007 at 05:20 PM By: Drea