Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Fave Merienda

One of my fave pinoy merienda, Kwek kwek and Turon. 

Kwek-Kwek

Ingredients
  • 12 to 18 pieces boiled quail eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾ to 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp anatto powder (pinulbos na atsuete)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Place the cornstarch in a container and dredge the boiled quail eggs. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper then mix thoroughly.
  3. Dilute the anatto powder in warm water then pour-in the mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Place all the quail eggs in the mixing bowl and coat with the batter.
  5. Heat the pan and pour the cooking oil.
  6. When the oil is hot enough, deep-fry the quail eggs by scooping them from the mixing bowl using a spoon. Make sure that each is coated with batter.
  7. After a few minutes, remove the fried quail eggs from the pan and place in a serving plate.
  8. Serve with vinegar or fish ball sauce while still crispy.
  9. Share and Enjoy!

Turon

Ingredients
  • 6 saba bananas (or plantains), cut in half (lengthwise)
  • 1 cup ripe Jackfruit
  • 1½ cup brown sugar
  • 12 pieces spring roll wrapper
  • 2 cups cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Roll the banana on the brown sugar plate and ensure that the banana is coated with enough sugar
  2. Place the banana with sugar coating in the spring roll wrapper and add some ripe jackfruit
  3. Fold and lock the spring roll wrapper, use water to seal the edge
  4. In a pan, heat the oil and put-in some brown sugar.Wait until the brown sugar floats
  5. Put-in the wrapped banana and fry until the wrapper turns golden brown and the extra sugar sticks on wrapper
  6. Serve hot during dessert or meryenda. Share and Enjoy!

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