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Tod Mun from the Wikibooks Cookbook—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License
Tod Mun (Thai fish cakes) can be found sold on the streets of Thailand and they are a popular snack. At home they are perfect for an appetizer. There are many different recipes; the most common variant uses both fish and shrimp. This is the basic fish recipe.
- ½ cup (120 mL) vegetable oil (for frying)
- 1 tablespoon (15 mL) sugar
- ½ teaspoon (7.5 mL) salt
- 120 grams green beans
- 360 grams ground or fish paste (pla kuud)
- 1 tablespoon (15 mL) red curry paste
- 1 egg
- 3 Kaffir lime leaves
- Stack the lime leaves and roll them together into a tube shape. Slice them into thin strips.
- Slice the green beans into small (½ inch) pieces.
- Mince the fish.
- Mix all the ingredients except the green beans and lime leaves in a bowl.
- Stir until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the green beans and lime leaves to the mixture and stir again.
- Add the oil to a frying pan and heat to a medium temperature.
- Drop a tablespoon of the mixture into the pan and flatten slightly. When the bottom is cooked, turn over.
- When cooked on both sides, place on a paper towel to drain any extra oil. Continue with the rest of the mixture.
- If fresh Kaffir lime leaves are not available, do not substitute dried leaves as this will not work, and it is better to leave them out altogether.
- You may substitute the fish with chicken.