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Deep-fried Oyster Cakes

Fish and Seafood

Deep-fried Oyster Cakes
10 to 12 fresh oysters, rinsed once to remove sand, then minced
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1/2 cup shredded cabbage or stems of bai cai 1 scallion, minced fine
1 Tablespoon corn oil
2 cloves garlic, minced fine
2 slices fresh ginger, minced fine
1 teaspoon mushroom soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
1/2 cup sweet potato or yam flour
1/4 cup corn oil
1. Mix oysters, carrots, cabbage, and the scallions.
2. Heat the Tablespoon of oil and fry this mixture for one minute, then remove from the pan and cool slightly.
3. Fry garlic and ginger then add it to the oyster mixture along with the soy sauce, five-spice powder, and half of the sweet potato flour and shape into four patties called Oyster Cakes.
4. Heat the rest of the oil slowly and while it is heating, coat each oyster cake with sweet potato flour then fry on one side until lightly browned, turn over and repeat for the other side. Serve immediately.

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