RECIPE: UME GINGER AND ONION FRIES

RECIPE: UME GINGER AND ONION FRIES

 

This onion and ginger snack is the perfect treat to enjoy as you picnic under the springtime trees in Japan.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp organic ume vinegar pickled ginger
  • 200g onions (thinly sliced)
  • 4 tbsp flour (2 tbsp + 2 tbsp)
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • 3 tbsp cold water 
  • Oil for frying
  • Optional: Dash of shichimi togarashi* (Japanese seven spice blend) or ponzu sauce for dipping 

Instructions:

  1. Finely chop theOrganic Ume Vinegar Pickled Ginger and mix in a bowl with the onions. Add 2 tbsp of flour and a dash of salt and mix.
  2. Separately, mix the remaining flour, potato starch and cold water. Combine this with the ginger and onions from step 1, making sure the ginger and onions are properly coated. 
  3. In a pan, heat the oil to 180°C. Place about ⅙ of the mixture from step 1 on a wooden spatula and slide it into the oil. Add the rest of the mixture in the same way and fry for 3 mins. Turn over and fry the other side for another 3 mins. Remove and place on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  4. Serve hot with a dash of shichimi togarashi or with a ponzu dipping sauce if desired.

*Available in our Creative Beginnings: Redefining “Wa” Care Package

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