Sunday, October 30, 2016
Teochew Ngoh Hiang 潮州腐皮五香肉卷
Ngoh Hiang (五香), also known as five-spice meat roll, is a much loved dish in my family, the guys especially love to snack on them. My Teochew version contains yam (taro) but I am substituting with turnip as the yam I bought was not good enough this time.
Making extras for a home banquet next week.
1 big sheet bean curd skin, wipe both sides with slightly damp cloth to remove the saltiness. Fold and cut to 6 equal pieces.
oil for deep frying
Meat Filling :
500 g minced pork belly (ground the meat only once)
300 g prawns coarsely chopped after removing shells and veins
100 g turnip, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 baby carrots, finely chopped
200 g onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander
2 tsp five-spice powder
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp plain flour
white pepper powder
Place the ingredients for the meat filling in a large bowl and add the seasoning. Mix thoroughly and marinade for 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge.
Folding the meat roll :
* Place a piece of cut bean curd skin on a plate. Place two tbsp of meat filling on the lower half of the bean curd skin, leave gaps at the bottom and at the sides.
* Fold the bottom flap up and brush the side edges with the marinated meat filling. Fold in the sides.
* Roll the meat tightly towards the top. Seal the roll with the marinated meat filling.
Freeze extra meat rolls (make sure there is a gap between each roll to prevent sticking) in a plastic bag.
I do not have to steam my meat rolls first. I deep fry them directly but I have to watch the fire and not burnt them.
To cook :
Heat oil in wok. Deep fry each meat roll until golden brown. Drain excess oil on paper towels. Cut 1-inch thick slices and serve.
This is a more healthy version as I don't have to deep fry them a second time. I usually serve this as a side dish with rice or fried bee hoon (vermicelli).
As a snack, I will coat them with a mixture of cornstarch, sweet potato flour and rice flour and deep fry until golden brown. Then serve with sweet chilli sauce.
我妈妈是海南人, 没做过潮州五香卷。我是看了网上的食谱, 研究了一番才做的, 有作了一些改良。
家常五香卷是我的拿手菜之一, 做法非常简单易学, 自己动手煮，吃得美味，健康。我每次会做多一些收在冰箱里，要吃时拿出来炸就行了。