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How to make Peanut and crispy fish Taiwanese snack 小魚乾花生

Here’s a delicious Taiwanese snack. It’s perfect for the summer months when you put your feet up with a beer to enjoy something on TV at night perhaps? The two key ingredients are little dried fish and peanuts.  The little fish provide plenty of calcium.

Peanut and crispy fish Taiwanese snack
Peanut and crispy fish Taiwanese snack

As mentioned the key flavours of this snack come from the taste of the fried peanuts and the crispy little fish. However its more complex than that of course with the kick of the chilli and the piquancy of ginger and spring onion in there. A tiny bit of sugar and soy is used to bring the flavours forward.

The method pretty simple. It’s best to watch Joanne’s short video below but briefly you fry the little fish until brown, take them off out of the pan and fry the ginger and spring onion whites. When they are ready add in the rest of the ingredients and reintroduce the little fish.

As Joanne had pre-prepared (dry fried) the peanuts she just added them to the rest of the snack as and when she wanted to – if kept together they can go soft…

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