Friday, December 5, 2008

Deep-fried Spicy, Crispy Mushrooms

Ingredients :
150g white mushrooms
Flour mixture
75g rice flour
40g glutinous rice flour
20g cornflour
1 tsp double-action baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp sesame seeds

Method :
Trim the ends of mushrooms and separate them into individual strands. Rinse briefly, then spread out the strands on several layers of paper towel.

Pat-dry and leave aside to air-dry for a while. Combine flour mixture in a plastic bag. Add the mushrooms in batches. Tie up the plastic bag and shake briefly until the mushrooms are well-coated with the flour mixture. Remove onto a tray and leave aside.

Coat them with flour mixture again. Heat wok with enough oil. When oil is hot, put in the mushrooms. Deep-fry until crispy. Remove with a wire sieve and drain.

Reheat the oil and deep-fry the mushrooms again until golden and crispy.

Dish out and spread onto several layers of paper towel. Serve immediately as a snack.

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