• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes
  • Serving For 6 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

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Recipe Ingredient

  • 200g (1 cup) raw peanuts, skin on
  • 250g (2 cups) ikan bilis (dried anchovies), cleaned, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp rice flour, for dusting
  • oil for shallow-frying
  • 50g (1/4 cup) sugar
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) water
  • 1-2 tsp chilli powder, or to taste
  • 1 tsp kicap manis (sweet soy sauce)

Instructions

  1. In a dry pan over medium heat, roast the peanuts until crisp and light brown. Set aside.
  2. Dust the ikan bilis with the rice flour. Heat oil in a wok (the oil should reach about 2cm up the side of the wok) and fry the ikan bilis over medium heat until golden brown and crispy, about 1 minute. Drain on paper towels. Pour out the oil and clean the wok.
  3. Combine the sugar and water in the clean wok over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Allow it to boil and simmer and thicken slightly, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the fried ikan bilis, chilli powder and kicap manis. Toss well.
  5. Stir in the roasted peanuts and remove from the heat. Store in an air-tight container. Eat as a snack or a side dish.

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