In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise and capers. Season to taste and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch and baking powder. Add sparkling water and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate
until ready to use.
Heat vegetable oil in a large heavy bottomed pot to 300 °F.
Add parsley leaves in batches, frying until crispy, about 5 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Sprinkle with salt while still warm. Set aside.
Increase heat to medium high and heat oil to 350 °F.
Dip vegetables in batter, one at a time, allowing excess batter to drain off. Carefully place dipped vegetables in oil and cook until
golden brown. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
while still warm. Repeat dipping and frying with remaining vegetable pieces.
Roll the bocconcini in breadcrumbs and add to oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pot. Cook until golden brown and melting on
the inside. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with remaining bocconcini if necessary.
Arrange parsley, vegetables and bocconcini on a plate. Serve immediately with caper mayonnaise.
Contributor: Lillian Julow
"Lots of seasonal vegetables may be prepared tempura-style, but squash and parsley are my
favorites. Green beans, picked while they're still young like haricots vert and blanched for a
few seconds first, make for a delicious addition." Lillian Julow
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