When my mother in law sent over some home grown chives, it means Oysters Chive Pancake time! This is a crowd pleaser and a foolproof recipe. All you need is a tad more oil to pan fry and remember do not squish your pancakes or they will become too dense.
225g miniature oysters
75g Chinese chives
2 tbsp tapioca starch
1/2 tsp Salt
pinch of fish sauce
pinch of pepper
Yields 2 pancakes
Wash the oysters. Mix with a little salt and corn flour and rinse thoroughly.
Pan Fry oysters for 1-2 mins then set aside.
Chop chives; beat the eggs in.
Add oysters, salt, then tapioca starch to make a batter.
Fry pancake over medium heat until golden, flip the pancake over and fry the other side.
Before removing the pancake, turn the heat up, the strong heat helps to 'drive out' some of the oil that has been absorbed by the cake.
Sprinkle with pepper and serve with fish sauce or sweet chilli sauce.