Crispy Deep Fried Soya Bean

Soya beans are more commonly used to process cooking ingredients such as tofu, soya flour, soya mince, etc. However, there are a few ways to cook the bean from its raw form. This simple, crispy snack can be made savoury or sweet. Great as a side dish with rice, or as a munchie on its own.

Ingredients:

  • 500g soya bean
  • 1 litre corn oil (actual consumption approx. 80ml)
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Clean soya bean thoroughly, then soak for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Drain water completely when beans have slightly expanded.
  3. Heat oil in a deep fryer (or a large wok) till it is nearly boiling.
  4. Add in soya bean and fry on high heat till all beans float to the surface.
  5. Scoop beans out and leave it in a strainer to drain excessive oil, before serving it in a bowl.
  6. Sprinkle in salt and peppr, and mix slightly.
  7. Serve when it is still warm.

Versatility Note:

  1. To make it a sweet snack, simply replace the salt and pepper with some brown sugar and ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg.
  2. You can also add the fried beans when cooking egg fried rice. Just add it in during the final stirring.