Thai Party food/ Thot Man Pla

These crispy fish cakes are always a favourite. Serve with cucumber dip


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1. Crab And Pork Stuffed Shells (Poo Jah)
2. Miang Kam
3. Satay 4. Stay Lue Barbecues
5. Fried Fish cakes (Thot Man Pla)
6. Chicken Wrapped In Pandanus Leaf Gai hor Bai Toey
7.Crab Spring Rolls (Po-Pia Thot )
8. Yam Neau Yang (The sour salad with roasted beef)

 

5. Fried Fish cakes (Thot Man Pla)

Ingredients
1 tablespoon chopped krachai root
1/4 kg winged beans or French beans, finely chopped
 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
1  egg, beaten
 1/2 teaspoon grated kaffir-lime rind
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
1/4  cup chopped garlic
5-10 dried chillies, seeded, soaked, and shredded
1/4 cup chopped lemon grass 1/2 tablespoon  salt
1/2 tablespoon chopped coriander root 1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon chopped galanga root    

 Pound or grind together the shallots, garlic, lemon grass, coriander root, galanga root, krachai root, peppercorns, grated kaffir-lime rind, shredded dried chillies, salt, and shrimp paste to a fine paste. Put the minced fish in an electric blender, and blend in the curry mixture. Add the beaten egg. Pour the curried fish mixture into a large bowl. Mix in the chopped beans. Make flat, round fish cakes. Use about 1 spoonful of the  fish mixture at a time. Heat the  oil in a frying pan, and deep-fry the fish cakes until golden brown. Serve with cucumber dressing.