Addictive Snack with Drinks
Rice Flour, Baking Powder are Key
These Indonesian Peanut Fritters, or Rempejek, are addictive, especially with drinks, and are easy to make
They are one example of the small fritters served as snacks or appetizers in Indonesian cuisine.
The addition of a little Baking Powder to the Rice Flour used to make this recipe is the key to the delicate texture and is probably a Fusion touch, reflecting the Dutch colonial heritage. This recipe makes about 20 fritters.
1 cup Rice Flour
1/8 teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon ground Coriander
½ teaspoon Caraway
½ teaspoon Salt, preferably kosher or Rock Salt
1 clove of Garlic, minced
¼ cup Coconut Cream
¼ cup warm Water
1 beaen Egg
1 cup chopped raw Peanuts
2 cups Vegetable Oil, for frying
First, combine the Rice Flour, Baking Soda, Coriander, Caraway, Salt and Garlic in a mixing bowl. Mix the Coconut Cream with the Warm Water and blend in with the other dry ingredients. Add the beaten Egg, then fold in the chopped Peanuts. Add Salt to taste.
Next, heat the Oil in a 12-inch skillet until it begins to swirl (approximately 360 degrees Fahrenheit). Drop tablespoon-size portions of the batter into the oil and cook one to two minutes on each side until lightly browned. Drain and sprinkle with Salt.