French Bean N Mock Floss
Deep-fried French Beans with Mock Floss
Toasted French Beans with Mock Floss
Mock Floss, Vegetarian Floss, Pumpkin Floss … Floss again?
Haha… I am not a big fan of Floss, just like other ingredients or recipes in this blog. I brought to create the recipe and now I still have half a bag of floss left. Therefore, thinking hard on how to finish them. Besides this recipe, there is another recipe using floss, yet to be post on the blog …
For this recipe is inspired by the Celebrity Chef – Sam Leong’s cookbook – A Wok Through Time. There is a dish – Wok-fried Long Beans with Homemade XO Sauce, is a green cylinder of long beans topped with a dry, fluffy XO sauce. The Dry homemade XO Sauce look like pork floss to me, therefore I substitute with Mock Floss for a vegetarian version. A lot of time, by flipping cookbooks and those lovely pictures are a great source of inspiration, with little modification or improvising them, you get the vegetarian version and or maybe something totally new …
I used French bean and for a healthier version, by mix ¾ teaspoon of oil with a pinch of salt to the French bean and toasted them in Toaster Over for 10 minutes instead of deep-frying. Deep-fried or poaching in oil look much better in term of the colour.
Next, arrange them on a plate and topped with mock floss. I added more sesame seeds (black and white) plus a pinch of dried chilli flakes as I don’t have shichimi togarashi.
So, here is the output! Does it look good? Do you feel like having some?
For a more presentable look, you can tie the deep-fried French beans into a knot, arrange either one or few on a small serving plate and garnish with mock floss. If you want to place them on a porcelain spoon, arrange the spoons in circle on a plate facing outward. Just play with it and explore …