When my eldest sister came to visit in mid April, we were reminiscing on our family recipes, especially all the dishes that our late mother used to prepare on a daily basis. My mother was an excellent and creative home cook. She fed us every day with 4 to 5 dishes. On our dining table, there were always soup, pork/chicken, seafood, tofu/eggs, and vegetables. Somehow, she managed to cook something new and never seemed to run out of ideas. Even though we came from a poor family, we ate well, extremely well…a revelation that I only realized much later in life.
As we were talking, I remembered the shrimp fritters, or hee chee, that my mother used to make—doughy nuggets of little shrimp, bean sprouts and flour, fried to golden brown and served with her homemade garlic chili sauce. The thought of the shrimp fritters immediately made my mouth water. It’s a dish that I haven’t had for a long while, one recipe that my family is particularly fond of…
So here it is, my mother’s simple yet delicious shrimp fritters recipe. It is very easy to make and takes only a few basic ingredients. I have made it again and again since my sister left, it is so good that my good friend’s little boy gave his thumb up after his first bite. Try it and I am sure you will enjoy this homey and nostalgic recipe from my late mother.
Other delicious family recipes that you might like:
- Chili Crab
- Sweet and Sour Eggs (masak Belanda)
- Prawn Sambal (sambal udang)
- Stewed Pork Ribs
- Sesame Oil Chicken
- Braised Pork Belly in Soy Sauce (tau yew bak)
- Assam Prawn
- Fish Head Curry
- Squid Curry (gulai sotong)
- Stir-fry Pork with Cincaluk
- Chai Buey
- Sambal Stuffed Fish
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