This is one of those typical dishes served in a Malaysian/Singaporean Chinese restaurant. Normally, it is called Oatmeal Prawn where big deep fried prawns are enjoyed with the butter and curry leaves fragranced crispy oatmeal.
And once again, I decided to twitch it a little by using fried fish strips, they turned out pretty delicious! I think you could even experiment with fried calamari rings or even fried chicken strips.
Creativity only dies when you stop thinking. Try this dish out with your homemade fish strips as I don’t think the frozen ones would do the trick.
- small handful of curry leaves (either fresh or dried)
- 5 piquant small chillies, chopped at an angle
- 6 tbsp of oatmeal
- ~ 350 g of fried fish strips (or fried battered prawns)
- 1 tbsp of butter
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
- Prepare the fish fingers before hand and keep them warm and crispy in a moderately warm oven.
- Melt the butter on a medium heat pan (don’t burn it).
- Quickly, add in chopped garlic to stir through and then toss in chopped chillies and curry leaves to stir fry until aromatic.
- Now, toss in the oatmeal flakes to mix in until they become toasty and golden brown.
- Finally, add in the fish fingers to be coated with the fragrant oatmeal.
The oatmeal wouldn’t coat the fish evenly, don’t worry, simply serve the dish with remaining oatmeal on top.