Friday, 13 September 2013

Kwek Kwek

Kwek Kwek
Coated Quail Eggs
Pinoy Tempura like street food,  made by deep-frying orange batter covered hard-boiled quail eggs. Usually served with a spiced vinegar-based dip.

Ingredients :
  • 1 Dozen eggs
  • 1 Cup flour
  • Skewer
  • Oil

  • 1 Cup flour
  • 3/4 Cup of water
  • 1 Tablespoon annatto powder

  • 1/4 Cup rice vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup ketchup
  • 2 Teaspoon soy sauce

Directions :
  • Put quail eggs in boiling water for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove  and let cool then peel the shells.
  • Dilute  the annatto powder in warm water to get a deep orange colour.
  • Prepare the batter by mixing salt and pepper to the flour.
  • Pour in the annatto water into the bowl and mix well until there are no lumps.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan until hot.
  • Poke the peeled eggs with skewer and dredge into the flour.
  • Drop into the batter and coat the eggs evenly.
  • Drop them into the hot oil for few second, then release the skewer.
  • Deep fry until the batter is crispy, drain on paper towels or metal strainer.
To make the sauce:
  • Mix all the ingredients into a saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Stir and let cool.
Cooking Tips :
  1. Your choice of adding 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder on batter.
  2. Add 1 red chilli for hot sauce.
  3. Food color can be a substitute for annatto powder.
  4. You can use boiled chicken eggs (tokneneng).
  5. Served hot for crispier batter.
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