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Sunday, December 25, 2011

How to make Fried Rice Flour Cake (Bánh Bột Chiên)

Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Bánh Bột Chiên - Fried Rice Flour Cake

Estimated Servings: 4

Step 1: Steam rice cake

1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons tapioca starch
¼ cup chicken broth
¼ cup whole milk
½ cup water
½ cup rice flour

Fill the bottom steamer compartment with water ¾ way up and turn your stove on high. Place an aluminum bowl on the top steamer compartment and brush the inside of the bowl with oil. Then place a lid to cover the steamer and wait for the water to come to a boil. Meanwhile, add all of the rest of ingredients in this step into a bowl and whisk it together until they are thoroughly combined. Now allow this mixture to rest for about 5 minutes before steaming. When the steamer water comes to a boil and steams up, pour the rice flour mixture into the aluminum bowl. Then cover the steamer with a lid and allow the rice flour cake to steam for about 10-15 minutes or until it turns solid. About midway through the cooking process, remove the lid from the steamer and shake off all the excess water from the lid and then place it back on the steamer. Once the flour cake has completed steaming, carefully remove the aluminum bowl from the steamer. With a small knife, poke the edges of the flour cake to remove it from the aluminum bowl. Then cover the aluminum bowl with a plate and turn it upside down. The cake should fall out effortlessly. Allow the cake to cool off while you prepare the sauce.

Step 2: Make sauce

4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
¾ cup water
1 tablespoon chili sauce
2 ½ tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic

Add all of the ingredients into a bowl, mix well, and the set it aside.

Step 3: Prepare egg mixture

6 large eggs
½ cup water

Crack all of the eggs into the water and whisk them together until they are well combined and then set aside.

Step 4: Fry flour cake

1 cup preserved radishes
½ cup chopped green onions
1 cup frying oil
¼ cup soy sauce
Pepper to taste

Rinse the pickled radishes under cold water and then squeeze out the water until the radishes are dry. Cut the radishes into bite size pieces and set them aside. Once the flour cake has cooled off, cut them into domino looking rectangles. Turn your stove on medium high heat and add in 1 tablespoon oil. Once the oil is hot, add in a few rice flour pieces and fry them for about 7-8 minutes or until golden brown on one side. Then flip them over and pour in 1 tablespoon of soy sauce to all of the flour cake pieces and allow them to cook for about 5-6 minutes on the other side. Now pour in about ½ cup egg mixture and move your pan around so that the egg mixture covers all of the flour cake pieces. Add in a handful of green onions and pickled radishes on top and allow everything to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the eggs have dried up. Then sprinkle some black pepper on top. Repeat this process until you use up all of the egg mixture and flour cake pieces. Serve the rice flour cake with the dipping sauce that was made earlier.