Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nestum Butter Prawns

Something I cooked up yesterday. Tasty treat.....but NOT for those on diet!
It all started when a friend of mine (in Facebook) asked for this recipe.
Then I remembered the frozen prawns in the freezer. 
I thought if I could thaw 'em before going to work and cook 'em after work.
And so I DID!

It's difficult to get this recipe right the first time.
This is my second try. Still I cannot get 'em prawns to be as crispy as in the restaurant. Maybe because u need a LOT of oil.....really HOt oil to deep fry 'em. 
I don't wanna use up and waste too much cooking oil in the process.

300g big prawns, trimmed, washed and drained.
enough flour to coat prawns
4 cups oil for deepfrying
3 tbsp butter
3 egg yolk, beaten lightly
2 shallots chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
1/2 tbsp chicken stock granules
1/2 tsp sugar
2 sprigs curry leaves
6 bird's eye chilli/cili padi (sliced) 
salt and pepper to taste
5 tbsp Nestum or oatmeal

Wipe prawns dry. Toss in flour to coat. 
(Tip: It's important to pat dry the prawns to make it crispier)
Heat up oil, deep fry prawns for 1-2 min. Dish and drain.
Leave 1/2 cup of oil in wok, add butter. Heat together till "silent".
Stir in egg yolk. 
(I m just guessing.......but to make strings like in the restaurant, u may pour egg yolk through a sieve. Never tried it but theoretically it may work. I'll try it next time)
Add other ingredients except nestum/oatmeal and continue to fry till fragrant. 
Add prawns and fry till aromatic.
Lastly, add nestum/oatmeal and fry till dry.
Dish up and serve hot.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Kacang Phool (Foul Bean)

This is the famous Kacang Phool near Larkin Firestation.
Thanks Kak Raha. Both of us had kacang phool that u bought for lunch yesterday.

Got this recipe from a  website. I have not tried this recipe yet but it's worthy of mention. This is a basic recipe......why basic? Coz u can add your own secret ingredient if u want!
One day I am gonna try it. Once I did I will add a new photo to this entry.

1 tbs ghee
½ cup veg oil
200 g minced beef (browned)
2 tbs curry powder 1 can foul bean (kacang phool)
1 can kidney bean
2 large onion (blended)
3 cloves garlic (blended)  
2 cm ginger (blended) 

1 large onion (chopped)
6 fried eggs (for 6 people)
10 green chillies (sliced)
Calamansi lime (limau kasturi) cut into 2 

1. Fry all blended ingredients & curry powder.
2. Blend half of foul & kidney beans and roughly crush the other half. 
3. Add browned minced beef with a little bit of water if needed. 
4. Season to taste.
5. Serve with fried egg, chopped garnish & toasted bread or French bread.

Foul bean translated to "kacang phool" in Malay.

I have translated this recipe in English for the benefit of all the international viewer of my blog.I noticed that my blog is viewed from all over the world..... from Sweden, USA, UK etc etc.
Thank you all for viewing.