Wait! Don’t go and puke your breakfast, lunch or dinner and flush em down your toilet bowl just yet! ‘Toad fritters’ or rather, ‘cucur kodok’ is a delicacy that’s not made from toads, but from mashed bananas, sugar and flour.
I got to blame this entry on a certain ‘Cikgu’ who made me think of the food that I used to have when I was a little girl with his entries about a Malay kuih. This blogger’s entry made me think of Cucur Kodok… which means Toad Fritters if you directly translate it into English.
My mum used to make this for me and my kid sister for us to have for tea, and ever since I left the nest, I never had it again. We were quite poor back then, so my mum will make do with whatever she have to feed two ravenous sharks she had the cheek to call her daughters. LOL. We were always hungry back then, especially when we just came back from school.
And as I said, I never had cucur kodok again after I left home.Those that they sold in the stall does not appeal to me, cuz they look like they used more flour for it rather than bananas.
I craved for it this morning, and so I went and buy bananas to make em. This is the most idiot-proof kind of food in my opinion, but it’s not easy to make them, cuz you have to use the correct bananas for it. Do not attempt with just any bananas because some of them will turn gooey when heated and you will go blind if it â€˜explodesâ€™ in the hot oil. Pisang Raja or Pisang Awak will do just fine.
Here’s the recipe:
Bananas â€“ 5-6 (peeled and mash with a fork)
6 Tablespoons of sugar, add to the banana
A pinch of salt
300 grams of wheat flour
Some warm water(optional)
The recipe is easy. All you have to do is mash the bloody bananas til it turn gooey, and mix it with sugar, salt and a little bit of warm water if the mixture is too thick. Heat the oil in the pan, and fry til golden. ( In my case, it turned black, cuz I suck at controlling the goddamn fire… :(… but… it’s edible and crunchy. LMAO…)
The fritters looks like toads, don’t they? Ugly… but don’t be fooled. They make nice, cheap and easy snacks for tea or supper. The preparation time is also minimal. I had these done in 10mins.
Cleffairy: I miss my mum’s cooking! And don’t you all dare tell me that my cooking is ugly! I know it’s ugly, so shut up already. LOL… btw, that’s my first attempt at making cucur kodok. Needs more practice to make it perfect!