Archive for February, 2009

Bakwan Jagung | Indonesian Corn Fritter

This famous Indonesian appetizer is everyone’s favorite in all kinds of gathering. In Brata’s family, we often just eat this with steam rice, making it a main entree instead of just appetizer.


432 gram (1 can) sweet kernel corn
5 cloves garlic, minced
4 shallots, minced
1 stalk green onion or scallion, cut thinly and minced
100 gram all purpose flour
1 large egg
1½ Tbs coriander powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp baking soda
Vegetable oil, for frying

In a deep fryer, heat oil to about 325 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, with baking soda being the last to be stirred in.
Drop by tablespoons into hot oil.
Cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until golden, turning once.
Drain on paper towels.