Monday, September 14, 2009

Fried Ikan Bilis


150g dried ikan bilis, remove head and slash each halfway down; do not wash
oil for deep frying
15 dried chillies, soak and grind to a fine paste
3 tsp sugar
salt to taste
2 tsp local vinegar

  • Heat oil, add ikan bilis and deep fry till crisp. Remove and drain.
  • Leave 8 tbsp oil in pan. Heat, add ground chillies and fry, then add sugar and salt and continue frying for a few minutes. Add vinegar and keep frying till mixture is fairly thick and well cooked. Add ikan bilis, stir, mixing well with chilli mixture. When thoroughly mixed, remove and put the ikan bilis in a strainer to drain off excess oil.

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