They are essential for nasi lemak and make great addition for congee, green vegetables and instant noodles. You can even eat it on its own- like fish crackers.
We didn’t like how time consuming it normally is to make these crunchy snack. We also hated the hassle of washing the wok and cleaning up splattered oil. So we came up with a few tips and tricks to make frying these little fishes a breeze:
TIPS & TRICKS
1. Buy peeled ikan bilis to save time from cleaning it.
2. Use the microwave instead of frying it over the stove.
3. Put a cover over the bowl of ikan bilis when cooking in the microwave to prevent dirtying it.
YOU WILL NEED
> Anchovies / Ikan bilis (peeled and washed)
> Vegetable oil
> Paper napkins
(1) Pour vegetable oil into a bowl of washed and peeled anchovies. The oil should just cover the anchovies. (2) Pop it in the microwave for about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This depends a lot on your microwave. (3) Dish out the anchovies into paper napkins. (4) Let it cool for about two minute and then (2) transfer it into an air-tight container.
Now you can enjoy your homemade ikan bilis anytime!
How do you like to eat your fried ikan bilis? Let us know at the comment box below or at Facebook!