The usual yam cake is topped with fragrance dried shrimps, but this time i tried the topping with minced meat after saw Cass posted this long time ago.
My sister gave me a big yam, so i used it up to make this yam cake and return a yam cake for her ^_^.
Steamed savoury Yam Cake with minced meat 肉燥芋头糕*makes 2 x 8" round yam cake
To make minced meat450g minced pork8 shallots, chopped2 cloves garlic, chopped1tbsp light soy sauce1/2tbsp rice wine2tsp sugar1tsp salt or to tasteA pinch of white pepperA pinch of Chinese five spices powderMethod
- Heat some cooking oil in a wok, sauté chopped shallots and garlic till aroma.
- Add in minced pork, stir fry till colour changed.
- Add in all seasonings and adjust the taste accordingly, stir fry till dry. Set aside to cool.
To make yam cake800g yam, small cubed900g rice flour70g tapioca flour1600ml water30g dried shrimps, soaked and chopped coarsely6 shallots, slices1 & 1/2tsp salt or to taste2tsp sugar1tsp chicken stock powderWhite pepper
Method1. Mix all seasonings with rice flour, tapioca flour and water by hand whisk till a watery batter.2. Heat oil in a wok, sauté shallots till golden brown, add in dried shrimps and stir fry till fragrant.3. Add in yam cubes and stir fry for 1min. Pour in the watery batter and cook mixture for 1-2mins over low heat, stirring all the time, until the mixture turns to a thick paste.4. Pour the paste into a greased cake tin, smoothen the surface with a spatula then place cooked minced pork on top. Place it in the steamer and steam over high heat for 45 minutes.5. Remove the cake and allow it to cool thoroughly before cutting into slices.6. Garnish with shrimp/shallot mixture, chopped spring onion and red chilli on top.7. Enjoy with chili sauce.
Recipe source: minced meat topping inspired by Cass , yam cake recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover
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