Everything good has to end somehow... Piggy boy has to go back today to KL and Daddy and myself have to go back to work tomorrow. So before PB goes back to KL , I got up very early to fry this sticky glutinous rice cake or ' nian guo ' for him. He loves this sticky cake fried just with batter. He doesn't like it with taro or sweet potato. He just want it plain...okay no problem...easy job..just have to get the batter right. I managed to get the right consistency and it turned out crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.
I packed some in a container for him to take back to college. You can have this as snacks or as desserts. I would prefer to have it sandwiched with a slice of taro and a slice of sweet potato but since Piggy boy loves it prepared this way...so be it :))
this is the right consistency for the batter which is made up of
glutinous rice flour, self raising flour and rice flour, 1 egg, a pinch of salt
1 big sized sticky glutinous rice cake cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
coat the slices with the batter before putting into hot oil
crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside
shhhhh...I have one more left in the basket
will fry it with taro and sweet potato after the new year
or maybe it will remain there for a year...who knows :p
Fried Sticky Glutinous Rice Cake/ Nian Guo
1 big sized stick glutinous rice cake - cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
Ingredients for the batter :
1/2 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup glutinous rice flour
1/4 cup rice flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar * optional
*I added a bit 2 tbsp water to the batter
coz it was too thick
1 cup of cooking oil
Combine all the flour, salt, egg and sugar ingredients in a big mixing bowl till well combined. If too thick add 2 tbsp of water into the batter to get the right consistency. Heat oil in a wok , dip the slices of nian guo into the batter and gently place into the hot oil and flip it over from time to time till it turned golden brown. You can fry a few at a time. When done, take it out and place on kitchen paper towel to absorb the oil. Serve warm and not hot for the nian guo will burn the tongue .
Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead !
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