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Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods
3 cloves garlic, peeled, and finely minced
1 scallion, finely minced
1/2 pound minced or ground pork
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 teaspoon tapioca flour or potato starch
1 Tablespoon of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dried small shrimp, coarsely minced
1 egg, beaten with one Tablespoon of water
1 cup vegetable oil
1. Mix minced garlic, scallion, pork, white pepper, tapioca flour, and the all-purpose flour. Make this meat mixture into twenty balls.
2. Roll the balls into the beaten egg, then into the minced dried shrimp, lightly press the shrimp into the meat mixture, and set them aside to dry for fifteen to twenty minutes.
3. Heat oil, and put meat balls into the oil and fry, stirring after one minute, until they are golden brown (about two or three minutes). Drain on paper towels, then serve.