Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cucur Udang / Prawn Fritters With Sourdough Starter

My inlaws and I were discussing about sourdough starter and what to do with the discard . She whatsapped me some pictures of  Prawn fritters made from using sourdough starter. I was impressed and I asked for the recipe.  Upon looking at the recipe, I find something missing so I tweaked it slightly by adding egg and rice flour to the batter.   Instead of using instant yeast, SD starter was used and it turned out great! The edges were crispy and the inside was soft and slightly springy.  Sinful afternoon tea snacks for hubby and I :p  Though it involved a bit of work during frying , it was worth it . I have been craving for it since my inlaws sent the fritter picture to me.  I am a greedy pig no doubt :p

bean sprouts , carrots, chives ,red chillies , prawns
are the main ingredients used

Sourdough starter, rice flour, all purpose flour ,salt and pepper ,egg
and water for the batter ...mix together well
leave to rest for 15 mins

add in the veggies  when about to ready to do the frying

crispy edges and the inside is soft and springy 
serve with garlic chilli sauce...yummy!

Cucur Udang / Prawn Fritters With Sourdough Starter
( Makes 10 Prawn Fritters )


10 pieces of sea prawns - remove shell and deveined
1/2 cup bean sprouts (taugeh), wash and drain dry
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup of cut chives of 1/2 inches length
chopped red chillies

1/4 cup sourdough starter
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp of rice flour
1/2 egg
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 to 1 cup water 

Oil for frying
small shallow metal ladle  ( steamboat type)


Put all the batter ingredients in a mixing bowl, slowly add in the water and using a whisk gently mix to a consistency that is not too water nor thick.  Leave the batter to rest for 10-15 mins. Add in the bean sprouts, carrots , chives and chillies, give it a quick stir till well into the batter.

Pour enough oil into pot and heat up the oil. When oil is ready for frying,  place a shallow metal ladle into the oil . Once the ladle is hot, lift it up and drain off hot oil , pour 1/8 cup of the batter mixture on the hot ladle , spread it out evenly add the seasoned prawn on top of the batter and dip into the hot oil, fry for 3 mins and slowly shake the fritters out of the ladle ( if it doesnt come out, use a fork to gentle push it out of the ladle. Continue to fry till the fritter is golden brown and cooked through. Lift the fritter out  and  drain off excess oil on paper towel. 

Repeat same process till all the batter are used up.

Enjoy !

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