Ketoprak is a dish of vegetarian street food native to Jakarta. The recipe consists of Indonesian noodles with tofu and peanut sauce. It is a fairly popular meal in the indonesian capital.
The difference between Ketoprak peanut sauce and other Indonesian dishes that also use peanut sauce, such as Satay and Gado-Gado, is their strongest garlic flavor,as this recipe uses more garlic than in the aforementioned ones.
This is a dish with a very characteristic flavor due to the balance between sweet soy sauce, peanut sauce and garlic.
An interesting fact about Ketoprak: Not only is it the name of a dish, it is also the name of the Javanese theatrical drama. The stories of this theatrical drama are inspired by the history and romances of Java.
🥜 For peanut sauce:
• Step 1:
Light the stove over medium high heat. Add oil to the pan. Allow the oil to heat up before adding diced tofu. Fry the diced tofu until golden brown all over the top. Once golden brown, take them out and drain them on a plate lined with kitchen paper. Turn off the stove. Put them aside.
• Step 2:
Soak the soybean sprouts. Drain and keep for later.
• Step 3:
Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a small frying pan. Fry the garlic until it becomes fragrant and cooked. Turn off the stove. Put the garlic in a food processor. Add peanut butter and sambal or hot sauce. Use the food processor until the garlic is finely chopped. Pour the peanut sauce into a small bowl. Add 2/4 cup boiling water, salt and sugar. Whisk the sauce until smooth. You may need to add more boiling water if the sauce is still too thick.
• Step 4:
To present the dish, divide the noodles once cooked into 2 dishes. Top each dish with cucumber slices, fried tofu, shrimp biscuits, soybean sprouts and peanut sauce. Drizz up with sweet soy sauce and sprinkle with fried onion.
👉 Note: In Indonesia, peanut sauce normally uses raw peanuts that are fried before being ground with the other ingredients 👌.
Selamat makan semuanya! 😋 ⠀
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