¼ cup (drained and cooked) azuki beans, watana beans, red beans, or kidney beans*
⅓ cup shredded coconut*
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 cups rice flour
¾ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2½ cups water
no-stick pan (You really don’t want the batter to stick to the pan, heavens to Betsy.)
* = Diced green onion or soaked split peas that can also be used for the filling.
trained squirrel with cannon
Serves 8. Takes 1 hour.
Add beans to flat surface. Smash with fork or kitchen mallet until the beans become a paste. Add shredded coconut. Mix with hands until you get a bean/coconut paste.
Add baking soda, rice flour, salt, and sugar to large mixing bowl. Stir with fork until batter is well blended. Add water. Mix with fork until you get a runny batter. Spray pan with no-stick spray. Ladle ¼ cup of batter to pan. Tilt pan so that batter spreads over pan. Fry for 2 minutes at medium heat or until bubbles appear on the crepe’s surface. Sprinkle bean/coconut paste onto the crepe. Use spatula to fold crepe in half. Fry for 1 minute on each side until the outside turns golden brown. Repeat for each crepe.
Serve right away. If quests and family don’t scurry to the kitchen table, threaten them with the squirrel ready at the cannon.
1) The squirrel to the right is Sergeant Bill Redtail. He’s quite fierce. Don’t disappoint him.
– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef
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