April 2014

Corn And Prawn Fritters

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Ingredients
  • 150 g / 5oz yellow Lentils (Toor Dal), rinsed clean
  • 125 ml / 4 fl oz / 1/2 cup Cooking Oil, for deep frying
  • 75 g / 2 1/2 oz / 1/2 cup dried Shrimps (Hebi, Udang Kering), soften in hot water
  • 300 g / 10 oz Plain All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 410 g / 13 1/2 oz , Creamed Corn - see below*
  • 200 g / 7oz fresh Prawns, shelled and de-veined
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 large Onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • 150 g / 5 oz Bean Sprouts (Tauge), tailed if desired
  • 2 Green Chilies, seeded if desired and minced
  • Handful Garlic Chives (Ku Chai), sliced
  • Peanut Sauce (optional) - see below*
  • Salt and White Pepper
  • Home Made Creamed Corn Recipe:
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen Corn Kernels, thawed
  • 1 cup Thick Cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp grounded Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Tbsp All-purpose Flour
  • Peanut Sauce Ingredients:
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup Shallots (Red Onion)
  • 8 large red Chillies (soaked until soft)
  • 2 red Bird's Eye Chilies (Cili Padi) - optional
  • 6 Candlenuts (Buah Keras, Kemiri) or substitute with macadamia nuts.
  • 1/4 cup Cooking Oil
  • 2 cups roasted pounded Peanuts, or, 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Tamarind Juice (Assam Juice) - mix Tamarind Pulp with hot water, strain
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
Methods
  1. Boil the yellow Lentils in water for 10-15 minutes or until tender, then drain and place under running water to cool.
  2. Set aside to drain well.
  3. Mix Baking Powder, Tumeric Powder, dried Shrimps, yellow Lentils, sliced Onion, Green Chili, Creamed Corn, Garlic Chives, Tomatoes, Egg, Bean Sprouts, Prawns, salt, White Pepper and water, into the All-Purpose Plain Flour. Mix batter well.
  4. Rest the Mixture for 15 minutes
  5. Heat sufficient oil for deep-frying. Drop spoonfuls of batter into hot oil and deep fry until golden.
  6. Drain on paper towels and serve warm with Peanut Sauce, or dipping sauce of your choice.
  7. Creamed Corn Recipe Method
  8. In a skillet over medium heat, combine the Corn, Cream, Salt, Sugar, Pepper and Butter.
  9. Whisk together the Milk and Flour, and stir into the Corn Mixture. Cook stirring over medium heat until the Mixture is thickened, and Corn is cooked through. Remove from heat, ready to be served or used.
  10. Peanut Sauce Paste Method
  11. Finely ground Chilies, Garlic, Shallots and Candlenuts into Paste. Fry Paste ingredients in hot oil for 5 minutes. Stir in Ground Peanuts and Tamarind Juice. Bring to the boil. Add water to reach desired serving consistency.
Tags: seafood , vegetables


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