Saturday, March 1, 2014

White carrot balls

The white carrots is very cheap today in the wet market, only RM 2.00 a kg.  A few ladies started to choose the carrots.  I saw a lady paying for 4 kg of white carrots.  Out of curiosity I started to ask her.  She told me that she will make these carrots into carrot balls.  With further chatting, she gave me her recipe briefly.  With no further delay, I got all the necessary ingredients that she mentioned at the nearest grocery shop.  Here the ingredients,

1 kg of white carrots,
300 g of minced meat(pork or chicken)
50 g of dried prawns,
20 g of dried shredded cuttlefish,
500 g of tapioca flour,
6 pips of garlic .
1 tsp of pepper,
1 tsp of salt.
2 tbs of cooking oil.

Wash and peel the carrots.  Grate the carrots and let drain the excess water.  Marinate the meat with dash of pepper and 1/4 tsp of salt, set aside.
Soak and wash the dried prawns and cuttlefish.
Chop the garlic, dice the dried prawns and the cuttlefish.

Heat up the oil in a wok, fry the garlic and dried prawns until fragrant.  Add in the cuttle fish and the meat.  Continue frying until aromatic.  Add in the salt and pepper, stir well.

Lastly at in the drained carrots.  Mix well.  Off the heat.  Pour in the tapioca flour and continue mixing until all are well cooperated.

Use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture onto the hand to roll as a ball.

Place on a steamer plate, and continue until all the mixture is been used .
1 kg of carrot can make about 50 small balls. Steam at boiling water for 10 minutes.
Serve hot with chili sauce. Oh... this is something special.  I can taste the dried prawns, dried cuttlefish, the sweetness from the carrot.  Taste yummy.  My son suggested to add some chopped spring onions or parsley will be more fragrant.  I will add that the next time.

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