If you are a fan of prawn toast (and lets face it, who isn't?) and you feel like a slight change of pace, Roti Babi is for you. Or if you happen to be firing up the wok to make prawn toasts and want to make a variation to go along with it, this may do you well. Its a beef or chicken mince version of the prawn toast, sans the ginger and its crispily and moreishly good.
Since it is a deep fried item I am not the chef (being mortally fearful of hot oil) so it is my mother who made this (and who usually makes the fried items). I simply participate in its copious consumption.
8 slices of stale bread
300g (10 oz) minced pork or chicken
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cornflour
oil for deep frying
Step 1 - Mix minced meat together with onion, egg, salt, pepper and cornflour. Trim crusts from bread slices if desired.
Step 2 - Heat wok half full with oil. In the meantime, spread meat mixture evenly on each sliced of the bread. Test if oil is hot enough by frying first a small piece of bread, the oil should sizzle.
Step 3 - Once oil is hot enough, carefully slide in bread, meat side down, into the oil and fry until golden brown. Turn over to fry the other side till golden brown.
Step 4 - Remove and drain on kitchen paper. Can also serve hot with a classic Hainanese dip of sliced red chillies in Worchestire sauce.
Recipe by Sylvia Tan from Singapore Heritage Food