Preheat a deep fryer to 300 degrees F, or in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan
, pour enough oil to fill the pan about a third of the way. Heat over medium heat until a deep-frying
thermometer inserted in the oil reaches 300 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix the tempura
mix and the beer. In a separate bowl, mix the string beans, heavy cream
, flour, and salt. Add the bean mixture to the tempura mixture and coat the beans well. Lift the coated beans out of the batter, allow the excess batter
to drip back into the bowl, and add the beans to the fryer and fry, in batches, until light golden brown. Drain
the beans on paper towels, and serve immediately.