Any Putien Fans here? (*waving my hands eagerly*)
I have a big yam (taro) sitting my fridge. Not sure what I can do with it. I got my hubby to buy it from the market last week because I saw a TV show featuring a delicious looking yam dish. I wanted to try making the dish however it requires fresh scallops and I could not get hold of them. Hence I decided to shelf the attempt.
This evening, as my hubby was grumbling about his growling stomach, I decided to make his favourite putien dish, Fried Sweetened Yam with Vegetables. As spontaneous as I can get, I chopped the yam into slices and sent them to steam. No recipe to refer to but memory of how the dish have tasted.... heheh!
When the dish was served, I haven't got the slightest idea if it tasted fine. I told my hubby that I will only take picture of it if it tasted good. So here you see.
When u bite into the yam pieces, it is crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside. It is sweet and yet salty. The vegetables also provide a strong fragrant that brings out the taste of yam. YAMMY!
500g Local Yam
1 Big Onion, quartered
1 Garlic, sliced
1/2 Green Capsicum, diced
1/2 Red Capsicum, diced
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Light Soya sauce
A dash White Pepper
4 tbsp caster sugar
Ingredients for Yam Dough
500g Local Yam (Steamed and mashed)
2 tbsp Corn flour
1/2 tsp Five spice powder
1 tbsp Shortening
1/4 tsp Salt
Additional corn flour to coat dough
- Mix mashed yam and its ingredients.
- Shape the yam into small pieces using a teaspoon.
- Heat up a shallow pan, add 1 inch of cooking oil.
- Coat yam dough pieces with corn flour.
- Shallow fry the yam dough pieces at medium heat.
- Remove when all sides turned golden brown.
- In a frying pan with high heat, put in the fried yam dough pieces and sprinkle caster sugar. Flip the pan frequently to prevent burning of sugar.
- At the same time, in another frying pan, add in 1 tbsp of oil. Fry onions, garlic till fragrant and add capsicum. Add in seasoning.
- Add in sweetened yam dough pieces. Flip the pan.
- Serve hot.