Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Comfort from leftovers

It's been a long while since my last post. Life got in the way as usual. I'm still not baking much, but today I cooked. Not for me but for my brother. Something my mother used to make for us whenever she had excess string hoppers on hand. The measurements in the recipe below may look a little odd, but that's because I was using up whatever I had in the fridge. 

Fried String Hoppers

2.5 pieces of String Hoppers, crushed
A sprinkling of Mustard Seeds
1 sprig Curry Leaves
5 Dried Chillies, snipped into 0.5cm pieces
1 medium Red Onion, sliced
2 small Potatoes, quartered and sliced
2 Eggs

Break Eggs into a bowl, add Salt and Pepper. Set aside. 

Heat a little Oil in a wok. Add in Potatoes and fry till cooked through. Add in the Mustard Seeds, Curry Leaves, Dried Chillies, Red Onion and a little Salt. Cook for a few minutes until you get a nice aroma. 

Then add in the crushed String Hoppers and mix. Sprinkle in a little water to moisten the String Hoppers. 

After a minute or so, make a well in the centre of the wok and pour in the Eggs. Scramble the Eggs and mix it through the String Hoppers. 

Once the Eggs are cooked through and the mixture looks dry, taste it to check if there's enough Salt. If yes, fine. If not, sprinkle in a little at a time, tasting as you go until you're happy with it. Remove from the stove. Serve hot as it is or with a mild curry.