Something to eat on the road.. la di dah!
Original recipe is courtesy of Indochinekitchen here..
and here's how I did mine.
Dont worry about measurement. Have no fear.
Everything will turn out well...
Start by chopping your vegetables.
I used 3/4 can of corn, drained
6 long beans, chopped
1 large red chili, deseed & chopped
In your pestle & mortar, 1 medium garlic, 2 candlenuts, several shallots.
Pounded till turn into a paste.
Add in 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 white pepper, 1/2 tsp sugar,1/2 tsp coriander powder
And while rummaging my things, I found a can of beansprouts.
Off they go to the bowl :)
Add 1 egg
5 heaping tbsp of flour (I actually used self raising flour, to make them fat :))
1 tbsp of chicken coating (I didn't have rice flour)
A little water.. don't worry about the exact measurement.
You'll soon see what I mean.
Mix them till they start gluing together and not too wet.
If still too wet, add in the flour.
Scoop 1 tbsp into hot oil & deep fry till brown on all sides.
If you see them breaking (i.e. as in my case, several corns decided to fly solo), add in more flour
to form a thicker batter.
Don't worry. Drink a glass of wine.
Who cares it's 9am. Your kitchen. Your rules.
Don't forget to taste & adjust seasoning.
Add salt, pepper or any seasoning if you wish.
Then fry one more.
Taste and adjust till you're happy.
I know my driver and I were very happy.
"muito boa, madam"