Chilli Bites and chilly weather
I am glad that Summer has arrived and we can now head off to the beach with our picnic basket filled with little nibbly bits.
One of my favourite lazy day spots is the beach. Soaking up the sun, feeling the sand between my toes, listening to the waves beating on the rocks…sipping iced tea or an ice-cold beer shandy and snacking on finger food.
I like to pack a fritter into the picnic basket as they can be made quickly and taste delicious when cold. Until I learned to make these at my Cape Malay cooking experience, I used to buy the Chilli Bites mix that you get at the shops. This is another quick and easy recipe I’ll be adding to my ‘Picnic Finger Food’ list.
Little fritters are ideal for picnics and just by adding different ingredients you can satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
These Chilli Bites or Dhaltjies (pronounced dull-cheese), as they are called here in South Africa are golden crispy on the outside and biting into them reveals a warm yellow inside as only turmeric can paint.
“Bites” is a very fitting name for these little treats as they are bite sized and traditionally they are rather ‘hot and spicy’, giving it a bit of a bite. You can get the recipe by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
As blogging is all about sharing – you just have to try this recipe for Mysoor lentil fritters that I came across when I visited Akheela’s site Torview . I like the idea of using shrimp in a fritter. I tried them last weekend and they are just so tasty. I love the sweet taste of the shrimp as you bite into the fritters.
What special ingredient do you add to your fritters?