Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cheesy Salmon Potato Patties

Cheesy Salmon Potato Patties
200g fresh salmon, cooked and mashed
pinch of salt
2 potatoes (about 420g) ~ boiled and mashed
80g grated parmesan cheese
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 tbsp chives, chopped
1 tbsp plain flour
1 egg, lighly beaten
some breadcrumbs for coating
cooking oil for frying

Mash cooked salmon to paste. Add mashed potato, cheese, chopped onion, chives, flour and mix well, then add an egg to bind. Divide mixture evenly into 10-12 portions and form each into a patty. Coat each patty with breadcrumbs until evenly covered.

Heat the cooking oil in a large frying pan. Put the patties, pressing them down with a spoon to flatten slightly. Cook for 2 minutes on each side until golden. Serve.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quick and Easy Chicken Curry

My daughter likes to eat spicy food, especially Curry Chicken. She said this curry is yummy!
So I'm posting the recipe here and hope she can learn to cook her favourite curry when she is older.

Quick & Easy Curry Chicken

1kg Chicken pieces (I use chicken legs also known as drumsticks)
2 tbsp BABA's brand curry powder (to marinate the chicken and set aside)

1 large red onion (chopped)
2 fresh chillies (chopped)
1 packet Instant Chicken Curry Sauce (240g)
2 large potatoes (peeled, cut into big chunks)
500ml water
200ml Thick Coconut Milk (any brand)
Salt to taste

Heat the frying pan with 2 tbsp cooking and saute the chopped onions and red chillies till fragrant.
Stir in the instant curry sauce and cook for about 2 minutes.
Transfer it to a large pot together with marinated chicken pieces.
Add 500ml of water and bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes.
Add potatoes and coconut milk. Simmer over low heat until the chicken is tender.
(Approx. 20 minutes)
Serve hot with rice.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Carrot cupcakes

These carrot cupcakes are very moist, soft and yummy. The recipe was adapted from Brenda's Carrot Cake recipe. Thanks Brenda! *wink*

Carrot Cupcake

250ml vegetable oil (I use 200ml Sunflower oil)
150g brown sugar
3 eggs
500g coarsely grated carrot (I use 300g)
120g coarsely chopped walnuts (I use 50g)
375g self raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp mixed spice (I use 1 tsp cinnamon powder)

(Please take note: I would prefer to follow the original recipe, due to not enough ingredients available, I adjust a bit here and there.)

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and mixed spice together in a bowl.
3. Whisk eggs and sugar till thick and creamy.
4. Fold in the oil lightly. Don't worry if the oil doesn't bind into the mixture at this stage - because it won't. Therefore, you don't need to stir the mixture too long.
5. Fold in the carrot and the walnuts. Again, don't worry if the carrot and walnuts don't get mixed evenly; the mixture still won't bind well until you...
6. Add in the dry ingredients. In this case, add in a few spoonfuls at a time, until the batter is more or less even.
7. Spoon the batter into the paper cups about 2/3 full.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or till skewer inserted comes out clean.
9. Let the cupcakes cool on the wire rack.

French Toast

I had this French Toast for breakfast yesterday. It's quite healthy as I don't use butter or cooking oil to cook it.
Here's the recipe.

French Toast

60ml milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg (55-60g)
1 tsp sugar
2 slices wholemeal bread
cinnamon powder to sprinkle on
fresh fruits for serving

Place the egg, milk, sugar and vanilla essence into a flat dish, whisk with a fork.
Place the bread into egg mixture and leave 1 -2 minutes.
Heat non-stick pan, place the bread into the pan and allow to brown before turning to brown other side. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder and serve with fresh fruits.

Tea Time

I have a few recipes of this snack ~ 金堆. I love this yummy snack and will try to make that one of these days. If the recipe is good, I will post it here.