Thursday, July 14, 2011

Banh Tom - Sweet Potato and Shrimp Fritters


3 Medium sweet potatoes
1 Package of tempura batter
18 Large shrimp (shelled)
½ Tsp turmeric powder
Peanut oil or any kind of oil best for frying


1 - Peel and cut sweet potatoes into matchstick size, then soak in cold water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside to dry.
2 - Prepare the tempura batter according to the instruction on the package. Then add turmeric powder, salt and pepper. Batter should be thick.
3 - Add sweet potatoes to the batter and mix well.
4 - Prepare a hot frying pan with oil for frying.
5 - Take a few pieces of the potato matchsticks and shape it into a flat bed, dip a shrimp into some batter and place it on top of the potato matchsticks.
6 - Place fritter gently in the frying pan and fry until golden brown.
7 - Repeat step 5 and 6 for the rest of the potatoes and the shrimp.
8 - Serve with nuoc mam cham.

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