It’s not that I’d run out of ideas for recipes, but the fact was simply that I needed to stock up on soy milk and crispy fried onions, and I hadn’t covered these recipes on Twitch previously, so I thought I might as well kill two birds with one stone (sorry again, vegans; I’m too tired to think of a cruelty-free idiom).
- 120g soy beans, soaked overnight
- 2-4 Tbsp sugar
- 2 slices ginger
- 1L water
- Muslin bag or similar
- Place soaked soy beans in jug; add half the water and blend for 30 seconds at Speed 10.
- Strain out the liquid and set aside.
- Add remaining water and repeat.
- Discard crushed soy beans and rinse jug.
- Transfer the raw soy milk back into the jug. Add sugar and ginger slices, then cook at 90°C for 12 minutes.
- Strain through muslin bag (I used a double layer) before serving.
- Soy drink can be served hot or cold, and will keep in refrigerator for about 5 days.
Crispy Fried Onions
- 6 large brown onions, peeled
- 1L cooking oil
*You’ll need – mandolin (thin setting), wok, wooden spoon, sieve, paper towels, large bowl or tray
- Heat oil in wok to 200°C.
- Slice onions thinly using mandolin.
- Add onion slices in smallish batches into oil. Be careful with oil as it will bubble up due to moisture content in onion.
- Fry until at least couple of shades before the final desired result; remove with sieve and scatter on paper towel-lined tray.
- Allow to cool completely before storing.