Meh, this is a bit late, but yesterday, I finally became *brave* and made cucur ayam for dinner! Hadi and Justin were out for tae kwon do as usual. Just recently, someone (Nisah, I think) mentioned that they haven't had cucur ayam for a very long time. I was, of course, flabbergasted! How can anyone NOT like cucur ayam??? I love cucur ayam. It is one of my favorite-est foods *ever*. :$
Be that as it may though... I've never been successful at making it. :( The last time I tried was back in the first year, and my cucur batter was ... well, not very good. But since Nisah (was it Nisah???) mentioned it, I suddenly got this craving for cucur ayam.
So... using up a lot of oil in the process, I made my very own cucur ayam in more than two years! *claps* Just for (my) reference, I used deboned drumsticks, cut into slices then coated lightly in flour. The batter was from about 1 cup of flour, with one egg and enough milk to make it into a very thick batter. Like pancakes. :) It was, of course, seasoned generously with salt and plenty of white pepper.
Does it not look good??? Ooooo, I'm drooling even now. Sigh. I want to eat more of it. It went really well, actually. I got the measurements quite okay this time~! :D The flour coating was sooooo smooth and creamy and yum! Earlier, I thought it wasn't flavoursome enough though, so I added more salt to the chicken and batter. Big mistake. It turned out a bit too salty. But still delicious~
I had extra batter though, and used that to make "cucur kosong". To compensate for no chicken, I seasoned it with a LOT of white pepper! Yummy!!!
But you know... back in Brunei, I eat a *LOT* of cucur ayam. It's the one thing I can eat lots and lots of. I have limited chicken (not to mention oil) here though, so I decided to do what my brother always does and make a cucur ayam burger! Oooooo, look at that.... so pretty...
Funnily enough though... I was very very full from that. (Yes, I know the topmost picture had a lot of food on it. Two burgers??? Whoa! But I eat a lot on Wednesdays...) But I usually eat a lot more in Brunei (of cucur ayam, I mean). I wonder why... Maybe its because I don't have to bother cooking it? Haha. Since I used a small pot, I could only cook small batches at a time... and kept on snacking, meh. That's the one disadvantage of cucur ayam... Its not fun if you make it yourself. :( You have to wait before eating it... then it gets kind of cold... Sigh, oh well, never mind! I'll just wait till this summer! :D :D :D
Quote of the day: My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.