Homemade Sardines Kekiam

Homemade Sardines Kekiam

Homemade Sardines Kekiam

Ingredients

  • 1 can Spanish style sardines 155g drained and remove fishbones
  • 1 piece medium-sized onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon five spice powder
  • ½ cup MAYA All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup MAYA Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • extra oil for frying

Brown Dipping Sauce

  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons liquid seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons MAYA All Purpose Flour dissolve in
  • 3 tablespoons water

Instructions

Homemade Sardines Kekiam:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth and sticky.
  2. Transfer mixture in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and rest for about 15 minutes.
  3. Shape kekiam mixture into a finger-like shape about 15-20 grams each.
  4. Deep fry in a very hot oil until golden brown. Best serve with brown dipping sauce.

Brown Dipping Sauce:

  1. In a hot pan, pan sauté onion and garlic until translucent and aromatic.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and frequently stir the mixture.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil until thick.

Recipe Notes

Notes for Homemade Sardines Kekiam:
If you can’t consume everything make sure to boil the remaining kekiam in water. Cool down and freeze. When ready to use, thaw the kekiam before frying.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 dozens

Notes for Brown Dipping Sauce:

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 ½ cups sauce

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