I experimented on another recipe using cassava. It’s called Cassava Nuggets.
¾ cassava (2-3 medium sized cassava), peeled and grated
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbps cornstarch
1 cup Vegetable/Canola oil
½ cup grated cassava
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups water
1 tbsp cornstarch
Salt and pepper to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
1. Beat eggs and add cornstarch, salt, pepper and garlic.
2. Add grated cassava. Mix well.
3. Scoop a spoonful of mixture and deep fry until golden brown.
4. Drain and serve.
For the sauce:
1. Dissolve cornstarch in water.
2. Saute garlic until light brown
3. On low fire, add dissolved cornstarch, sugar, salt and pepper and cassava. Mix until it thickens. Sauce should give a sweet salty taste and coffee brown in color.
this is how the nuggets should look like...
this is how the nuggets should look like…
Last Sunday, my friends and I went crazy over cassava and experimented on two cassava recipes: Okoy Cassava and Cassava Cake.
Okoy Cassava Ingredients:
1 kilo Cassava (3-4 pcs medium sized cassava), peeled and grated
1 green papaya (small size), peeled and cut into strips
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlice, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup Vegetable/Canola Oil
1. Combine cassava, papaya, onion and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside for 30 mins – 1 hour to allow ingredients to mix.
2. Beat eggs and fold into mixture.
3. Heat pan and oil.
4. Create small patties and deep fry into oil until golden brown.
5. Serve with chili-vinegar on the sides.
Cassava Cake Ingredients:
1 ½ kilo Cassava (5-6 pcs medium sized cassava), peeled and grated
2 cups coconut milk
1 can evaporated filled milk
1 can condensed milk
½ kilo brown sugar
½ cup margarine/butter
1. Dissolve sugar in coconut milk. Add condensed milk and evaporated filled milk.
2. Add grated cassava to the mixture. Mix well.
3. Using Chefel pan, fill ¾ of the pan with the cassava batter.
4. Let it steam for about 15 minutes. Flip pan and add butter on top.
5. Cook again for another 15 minutes. Flip pan again and add butter.
We weren’t able to get actual photos of the whole activity because we got busy cooking and checking on the cake. It ended up well and everyone enjoyed the meal. Next time, we will try making homemade churros and cassava patties.
I must admit that I am influenced by a good friend to start a new blog in WordPress.com. I had a hard time thinking of a new title for my new blog. I called my first blog Luce del Sole (Sunlight). Basically, it is anything and everything under the sun. I post experiences, random thoughts, poems (polished and unpolished), rants and just about anything. I started it recently, April 2009 to be exact.
Now, I am on my second blog. J So wish me well with the managing.
For this second blog, I would like to focus more on food, cooking and domestic life. Hahaha I know, I am nesting. I think it’s the call of the times. Hahaha Or my biological clock is just ticking louder with each passing day.
Recently, I bought two recipe books about pasta and salads. Then my cousin and I are planning to attend cooking demos sponsored by Nestle Club.
I would like to document and share my experiences as I explore my culinary capabilities.
We look at life differently. Some say it is a journey. Some say it is a book. I say life is like a food – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, bland.