Friday, May 7, 2010

Shrimp-Daikon Fritters

Daikon is a type of Asian radish that looks like a large white carrot. It's commonly used in many Asian dishes, it is the main ingredient in these daikon fritters. We received these radishes in one of our Annie's Organic Shares. After doing some research, here's the recipe I came up with. It's an adaptation from the Nook and Pantry Blog.

Shrimp-Daikon Fritters

About 3 cups of grated daikon (about 1.5 pounds)
1 TBL salt
3/4 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
3/4 cup cooked shrimp, chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
1 egg beaten
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
Vegetable oil for frying

Mix grated daikon with tablespoon of salt in a colander. Let the mixture sit with a heavy pot pressed on top for about 30-40 minutes.

Sautee shiitakes until fully cooked, about 15 minutes. Let cool and chop.

After 30-40 minutes, squeeze the water out of the daikon with your hands. You want most of the moisture out of the shredded daikon.

Mix the daikon with chopped green onion, egg, flour, sesame oil, and white pepper. Make 8-10 fritters with your hands.

Completely cover the fritters with panko bread crumbs.

Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pan fry the fritter until they are golden brown on both sides.

Serve Hot with soy sauce or Teriyaki  Sauce

(Stay Tuned for the Homemade Teriyaki Recipe)

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