Hot and spicy rice cake Tteokbokki 떡볶이
1 pound of cylinder shaped rice cake, bought or homemade. (Use a little more if you’re not adding hard boiled eggs and fish cakes)
4 cups of water
7 large size dried anchovies, with heads and intestines removed
6 x 8 inch dried kelp
1/3 cup hot pepper paste
1 tablespoon hot pepper flakes
1 tablespoon sugar
3 green onions, cut into 3 inch long pieces
2 hard boiled eggs, shelled (optional)
½ pound fish cakes (optional)
Add the water, dried anchovies, and dried kelp to a shallow pot or pan. Boil for 15 minutes over medium high heat without the lid. Combine hot pepper paste, hot pepper flakes, and sugar in a small bowl. Remove the anchovies and kelp from the pot and add the rice cake, the mixture in the bowl, the green onion, and the optional fish cakes and hard ...view middle of the document...
Trim the excess fat and muscle on each piece to make a ball the size of an olive.
Wash and drain in a colander.
Mix 4 tbs (¼ cup) starch powder, 3 tbs flour, 1 tbs sweet rice flour, ¼ ts salt, 1 large egg, and a pinch of baking soda in a bowl.
Tip: The batter will seem a little dry, but when it’s mixed with the wet gizzards and olives it will become perfectly crispyFry:
Add 7 canned whole and pitted olives to the gizzards. Mix in 1 tbs flour.
Put the gizzards and olives into the batter and mix well with a spoon.
Heat the vegetable oil (about 3 cups) to 350 degrees F.
*tip: Test if the oil is ready by dropping a sample chunk of chicken gizzard into the oil. If the oil bubbles, it’s the right temperature to start frying.
Use 2 spoons to put the gizzards into the hot oil. One spoon to scoop out each coated gizzard ball, and another spoon to push it off the first spoon and into the oil.
Deep fry over medium high heat about for 10 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Serve hot or at room temperature with the dipping sauce.
Make dipping sauce:
Grind 1 tbs roasted sesame seeds and put into a bowl.
Add 2-3 tbs mayonnaise, juice from half a freshly squeezed lemon, 1 ts soy sauce, and ½ ts-1 ts honey to your taste.
Mix it well.