Monday, September 19, 2016

Recipe: Classic Fish And Chips

One day I suddenly craving this dish. So, I search on how to make it. I thought I need to buy a lot of stuff but it seem that most of its ingredients are something that already at home. I just need to buy the fish and potatoes. I got 3 slices of white fish for about 18 Ringgit and 3 potatoes for less than one Ringgit! When I think about the price, it really worth it if we can cook this dish at home because it save a lot of money. I choose the classic one because it feel like more original. Feel free to look into the original recipe here.

  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
  • 1 cup all-purposed flour (aka wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Vegetable oil or cooking oil
  • Cod fillets (any white fish can do)
  1. Place the potatoes (the strips one) in a bowl of cold water. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir in the milk and egg, stir until the mixture is soft. Let mixture stand for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oil in a pan.
  3. Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until they are tender. Drain them on paper towels.
  4. Dredge the fish in the batter, one piece at a time, and place them in the hot oil. Fry until the fish is golden brown.
  5. Fry the potatoes again for 1 or 2 minutes for added crispness.
  1. If you fry the fish using the same hot oil right after you fry the potatoes, it may burnt. It's better if you wait a while so it cool down a bit.
  2. Potatoes taste better if you sprinkle salt over it.
  3. To make the fish easier to cook, you can cut the fillet into half.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Recipe: A&W Coney Dog

This dish is my family's favourite. We always go to A&W Restaurant just to eat this along with rootbeer. But we can't go there often because this dish is quite pricey. So, I decide to find the recipe and make it at home. I change the original recipe a little bit so it suit my taste. You can see the original one here.

  • 8 hotdog buns
  • 8 chicken frankfurters (I use Ayamas)
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • Cheddar cheese, finely grated (I use Anchor Cheddar cheese slice) *optional
Meat Sauce
  • 400 g beef mince (I use Ramly)
  • Olive oil
  • 6 tablespoon tomato puree (I use Kimball)
  • 2 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce (I use Lea & Perrins)
  • 2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 cup water
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pot until smoking then add the mince and sear until slightly brown.
  2. Add in tomato puree, Worchestershire sauce, cumin powder, chili powder, white pepper, water and let simmer until the meat is soft.
  3. Add salt to taste and let cool.
  4. Just before serving, heat up frankfurters (steam or poach in boiling water for 10 minutes), microwave hotdog buns.
  5. Place frankfurter in the warm bun, ladle the meat sauce over the frankfurter and topped with diced onions, cheese and served immediately.
  1. Only microwave the hotdog buns for no more than 15 seconds, so they are very soft and warm.
  2. The Coney Dog  "flavor" come from the cumin, so use this ingredient to balance the falvor of the meat sauce.
  3. Make sure the meat is properly minced so it don't take a lot of time until it's very soft.
  4. The measurement in the recipe is just as a guide. You can add or reduce it if you want.
  5. The original recipe add sugar while I'm not.
  6. You doesn't need to use the same brand like I use. Feel free to use the others.
  7. People don't usually use Worchestershire sauce in their dish so they may not know what is it. You can click here for more detail.  
  8. If you follow this recipe, the meat sauce may be enough for more than 8 servings, you just need to add more bun and frankfurter.