When I was small, my aunt used to make lots of ‘cucurs’ (fritters) for evening tea. I never fancied them all that much, maybe because it was always available! Be it onion fritters, anchovies, or the medley of any vegetables she could find, this is also her ‘rescue’ breakfast as they are easy to make yet goes very well for anytime snack.
Cucur Ikan Bilis (Anchovy Fritters)
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cooked rice
1 red onion- diced finely
1/2 cup dried anchovies (ikan bilis)
few sprigs spring onions-chopped
1 small red chilli- sliced finely
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Water as needed
Canola oil for frying
1. Grind the anchovies until almost fine powder. You can omit this step and have whole anchovies instead.
2. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined, add water and form thick pancake batter like consistency.
3. Heat the oil. Spoon some batter into the hot oil and fry until golden.