CHICKEN BOXING/CHICKEN LOLLYPOP WITH SALTED EGG CREAM SAUCE

Chicken boxing/lollypop  with salted egg cream sauce.

Salted eggs are also know as TELUR ASIN in Indonesia, and are found in most south Asian countries. We can say pickled eggs.
Usually Duck eggs  are soaked in brine for  about 15 days ,sometimes the eggs are covered with a damp charcoal paste. But mostly they are soaked in brine. The salt thus penetrates the shell to give a salty flavour to the eggs, the whites have a gelatinous texture, while the yolks normally get a rich umami flavour. Once out of the brine,
, they need to be boiled or steamed. When using the eggs, they just need to be cut in the middle, and the egg scooped out.
Todays recipe uses the yolks of the eggs, to give us a delicious creamy sauce.
Do try this out if you can.
Salted eggs are also sometimes made with normal brown hen  eggs.

These egg yolks have a rich umami flavour and taste amazing.

6 boiled salted duck eggs, cut into half and yolks removed.
( whites can be added to any other dish..maybe fried rice).

4 cloves garlic..finely chopped.
5 bird eyed chillies finely chopped.
2 sprigs of curry leaves , most chopped finely..some left whole.
1/3rd  to 1/2 cup of  milk.
1 tsps sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ajinomoto.
3 tbsps butter.
1 tbsp oil.
1/4 tsp turmeric powder.

In a bowl, add the egg yolks and mash with the back of  a spoon, untill its a fine paste.
In a pan add the  oil and butter and  the garlic, chopped chillies, curry leaves, salt, pepper, sugar, ajinomoto. Mix for a minute. Now add the mashed egg yolks, and mix. The mixture will start foaming.
Add the  milk , mix well and  once heated through
. Pour into a bowl . Sauce is ready.

For boxing chicken aka chicken lollypop.
About 10  chicken wings, the ends discarded, cut into 2 at the joint, , here I have used only the front drumettes.   Give a cut the bottom of the drumette and pull back the meat  and form sort of a ball. .( pictures in comments)

Grind 4 cloves garlic, and a little ginger with salt and pepper to taste., add a squirt of lime juice., mix this paste with one egg and whisk. Tip in the chicken, after few mins remove chicken from egg mixture, shake off excess, and roll in corn flour.  Deep fry.
Serve these wings with salted egg sauce.

☆.you can also serve this sauce with  small pieces of fried chicken. Or even french fries

☆Salted egg chips are really trending now.
Have shared some pictures in comment section.
☆.. to those who cannot find salted eggs easily,,please do try with normal boiled egg yolks.
☆ using cornflour to dust the chicken makes  it crispy as there will be no formation of gluten.

COMBRO ONCOM

COMBRO..pronounced CHOMBRO.


This is an Indonesian snack made with cassava and oncom( pronounced onchom) . Oncom is made using by products used in the making of tofu and tempeh. Typically sold in wet markets, its trademake orange top is actually mold . This is a staple in javanese cuisine. On its own its rather bland.
But cooked with spices its delicious.
It has a very sponge like texture and its very light weight.

Today’s recipe is a crocket made with cassava stuffed with a oncom filling. This is a popular sundanese snack from west java. 

Oncom can be replaced with tofu, tempeh or our own soya nutri flakes.
I have made these crockets with a veg keema / nutri flakes many times with delicious results

Do try

I kg  Singkong ( CASSAVA)
Peeled , washed and grated very finely.
We use a special very unique grater for this purpose.( photos in comments)
It is a wooden board with tiny pins all over the surface.
You can use any grater.
After grating the cassava, add salt to taste and 2 heaped tbsps of Tapioca flour or cornflour, and mix well.
Make about 15 balls, stuff each ball with some filling, and shape into oval crockets.
Deep fry and serve with bird eye chillie.

Filling.
200 gms of oncom crumbled,
OR 200 gms of nutri flakes( weight after rinsing or boiling and water completely squeezed out)

Grind to a paste
4 garlic pods
10 shallots
7 to 8 red chillies.

Heat 3 tbsps  oil in  a pan, and add
1 lemongrass pc and an inch of galangal ( bashed to release flavours, )
Plus few fresh bay leaves.
Saute for a minute and add the red paste.
Saute till oil seperates, add crumbled oncom or soya flakes.
Add salt to taste.
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp mushroom seasoning or 1 tsp sugar.
Cook on low heat till all ingredients come together and dry up.
Cool and use as stuffing.