I am obsessed with asian fusion foods. A few weeks ago Ja took me to an asian supermarket off High Street for an early Sunday morning shop. I'd seen plenty of recipes on Pinterest that utilised edamame, but the thought of shelling hundreds of bean pods really deterred me from attempting any of them, until i stumbled across the pre shelled beans in the frozen section! I grabbed two packets ($4.99 total) and last night embarked on creating Edamame fritters. This recipe is an adaptation from Pure Wow (who also adapted it) and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
One package frozen shelled soybeans (edamame), thawed
½ cup milk or milk substitute
1 egg yolk
¼ teaspoon soy sauce, plus more for serving (I recommend Ponzu Citrus Soy)
½ cup crumbs (rice/bread/cornflake/whatever suits your fancy)
Vegetable oil, for panfrying
1. In a blender, combine the soybeans with the milk. Slowly pulse to coarsely chop the soybeans. You want the mixture to look coarsely mashed. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl.
2. Add the egg yolk, soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of the crumbs to the bowl. Mix well. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the soybean mixture at a time and use your hands to press the mixture into patties about 2 inches in diameter.
3. In a large pan set over medium heat, warm vegetable oil. Meanwhile, pour the remaining bread crumbs into a small bowl. Gently place the patties in the bowl and coat them thoroughly on all sides with the bread crumbs.
4. Working in batches, fry the patties until crispy and golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the finished patties to a plate (These patties can be very fragile, so flip and transfer them gently.) Continue adding small amounts of oil to the skillet, as needed, to fry each batch. Serve warm with soy sauce (we also had a brown fried rice as a side!)
- Ka xx