Toad Fritters…

Wait! Don’t go and puke your breakfast, lunch or dinner and flush em down your toilet bowl just yet! ‘Toad fritters’ or rather, ‘cucur kodok’ is a delicacy that’s not made from toads, but from  mashed bananas, sugar and flour.

I got to blame this entry on a certain ‘Cikgu’ who made me think of the food that I used to have when I was a little girl with his entries about a Malay kuih. This blogger’s entry made me think of Cucur Kodok… which means Toad Fritters if you directly translate it into English.

My mum used to make this for me and my kid sister for us to have for tea, and ever since I left the nest, I never had it again. We were quite poor back then, so my mum will make do with whatever she have to feed two ravenous sharks she had the cheek to call her daughters. LOL. We were always hungry back then, especially when we just came back from school.

And as I said, I never had cucur kodok again after I left home.Those that they sold in the stall does not appeal to me, cuz they look like they used more flour for it rather than bananas.

I craved for it this morning, and so I went and buy bananas to make em. This is the most idiot-proof kind of food in my opinion, but it’s not easy to make them, cuz you have to use the correct bananas for it. Do not attempt with just any bananas because some of them will turn gooey when heated and you will go blind if it ‘explodes’ in the hot oil. Pisang Raja or Pisang Awak will do just fine.

Here’s the recipe:

Bananas – 5-6 (peeled and mash with a fork)

6 Tablespoons of sugar, add to the banana

A pinch of salt

300 grams  of wheat flour

Some warm water(optional)

The recipe is easy. All you have to do is mash the bloody bananas til it turn gooey, and mix it with sugar, salt and a little bit of warm water if the mixture is too thick. Heat the oil in the pan, and fry til golden. ( In my case, it turned black, cuz I suck at controlling the goddamn fire… :(… but… it’s edible and crunchy. LMAO…)

The fritters looks like toads, don’t they? Ugly… but don’t be fooled. They make nice, cheap and easy snacks for tea or supper. The preparation time is also minimal. I had these done in 10mins.

Cleffairy: I miss my mum’s cooking! And don’t you all dare tell me that my cooking is ugly! I know it’s ugly, so shut up already. LOL… btw, that’s my first attempt at making cucur kodok. Needs more practice to make it perfect!


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16 Responses to Toad Fritters…

  1. tuti says:

    *toads for sale.. toads for sale*
    i sell for you ok?

  2. Lord Zara says:

    No doubt~
    It’s yummy~
    I do love to make it~
    Well, I prefer Mom serve it~~

  3. kimberlymay says:

    i think it will be nice to eat (never tried it before) but I hate the name though! Thanks for the recipe, will definitely try it one day!

    • cleffairy says:

      LOL…I hate the name too… but that’s wud it’s called….hahaha… I suppose becoz the fritters look ugly, hence explains the name!

  4. Joanna says:

    OOOH ! I remember these from my primary school days. Used to wait ravenously for the canteen makcik to fry ’em.. Crunchy on the outside, gooey goodness inside..

    • cleffairy says:

      LOL… I think most of us are all also pretty ravenous when we were young. Hungry all the time. LOL… you know, the time that I look forward to when I was still a student was recess time. =.= just know how to think of eat only!

  5. Christopher says:

    I think i tried that before but very long never eat already. Guess u did a good job. Continue to hone your culinary skills !

    • cleffairy says:

      =.= Chris… I actually cook for my family wan…so cooking was never something that I think really interesting to put up on my blog, cuz it’s the thing that I do everyday unless my mood stinks. What’s more my dishes are always looking unappetizing. Lucky my two boys are cincai…everything also wallop! LOL…

  6. kathy says:

    Normally I didn’t add any sugar since the banana is sweet enough. Used to buy from school canteen while waiting for school bus during my school day. Brigs back a lot of fond memories 🙂

    • cleffairy says:

      LOL… yeah… some bananas dun nid to add sugar, cuz sweet enuff d. But the one I bought is the sour kind, so I put some sugar…summore the sugar makes the cucur kodok more crispy. Good trick to make toddler eat fruits! 😛

  7. claire says:

    yooo.. so easy also dont know how to make meh… *i m telling that to myself, ok? not u la.. ) hahhaa.. at least u have done it, me havent..

    • cleffairy says:

      LOL…actually, I went and cook all this because of Suituapui lorr… he go and show off his bahulu, make me think of the food that I used to have when i was a kid! I agak agak cook… lucky still edible! It’s a simple meal, but, really can trick children to eat fruits wan! LOL…

  8. jen says:

    you’re a genius! seriously i dunno how to make that =P

    • cleffairy says:

      Dun attempt unless u got the suitable bananas. It can explode in your face wan! When I was younger, my mum kena the hot oil becoz she chose wrong banana for it! LOL…btw, my cooking sux, full stop. Never look nice wan! Yerrr!

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