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Five w/Five Oyster Cake, Fujian Style

Fish and Seafood

Five w/Five Oyster Cake, Fujian Style
5 Tablespoons oysters, cut in half if large
5 Tablespoons shredded carrots
5 Tablespoons shredded Chinese celery cabbage
5 cloves garlic, minced
5 scallions, minced
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 cup corn oil
1) Combine oysters, carrots, cabbage, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, sugar, and five-spice powder.
2) Mix flour, cornstarch, and water and then mix with the oyster-vegetable mixture.
3) Heat oil, immerse the ladle in the oil until it is hot, then fill the ladle almost full with some of oyster mixture. Immediately hold it just under the surface of the oil until set, then tip it out and fry the cake until golden, turning it several times. Drain and put into a warm, not a hot oven, until all of the rolls are fried.
4) Serve with or without a dipping sauce of your choice or use soy sauce, ginger, and/or garlic.

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