Showing posts with label Anchovy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anchovy. Show all posts

Thursday 10 May 2012

Pan-fried Anchovies(whitebaits) Using Happy Call Pan

Looking at this I am sure most of you would "shout out" it as one of the add-ons for Nasi Lemak, natural seasoning for toddlers or kids to be added in their porridge and etc. The above shown is known as Pan-fried Whitebaits/Anchovies in some saying. 

This crispy and fragrant sides is one of my kid's favourite when eating with porridge or even plain rice. I used to cook this quiet often during his toddler's days but due to the salt content and the "fishy" aroma that perfumed the whole kitchen/living room during frying process, I have stop cooking it for sometime.

(using Happy Call Pan)

But recently, out of curiosity I decided to try frying some Whitebaits using Happy Call Pan (HCP) since this pan claim to be able to fry fish using NO OIL/Minimum amount of oil.  So after my small experiment on pan-frying this whitebaits without adding oil (but just lightly grease the pan), I am surprised with the end result which is turn out to be so crispy as compared to those using OIL fried.

(Make: 100g |     Preparation: 5 minutes |       Cooking: 10 - 15 minutes)

100g Anchovies(江鱼仔)/Whitebaits(银鱼)
1 Teaspoon Cornflour
1 Teaspoon Oil(optional), to grease

1. Rinse Anchovies/Whitebaits in a bowl with a few change of water, drain water and squeeze dry using some kitchen paper towel.

2. Add in 1 teaspoon of cornflour to the dried Anchovies/Whitebaits, using your fingers or chopsticks coat them evenly and set aside for 5 minutes.

3. Next lightly grease lower pan of the Happy Call Pan(HCP) with 1 teaspoon of oil, add in the prepared Anchovies/Whitebaits, cover(don't lock or else water vapour will form and make the content soggy) and cook on the lowest heat for about 10 minutes or until it turns golden brown in colour.

4. When done, remove HCP from stove and leave the Anchovies/Whitebaits to cool off at room temperature before storing them in air-tight containers.

~ During the cooking time, stir Anchovies/Whitebaits on and off about 3 minutes to prevent burning and achieve the even brown colours.

For those who owns a HCP, if you want to make some yummy fried Anchovies/whitebaits without oil or perfumed your kitchen with "fishy" smell. This post will be a great tip to enjoy your favourite anchovies/whitebaits" with peanuts or chilli in a healthy and "smells" free way.