During my stay in Ipoh over the Deepavali holidays last week, my mum showed me how to make crispy meat floss using her bread maker. She had recently given me a Tesco bread maker.
It’s pretty simple to make this crispy meat floss using the bread maker. According to the recipe, cooked meat (pork or chicken) from making soup is used. But mum bought fresh chicken. The next time I boil soup, I will save the meat and ‘recycle’ it into good use.
First she steamed the chicken until cooked. Then she enlisted the help of Cass and Alycia to shred the meat. You can use lean pork, fish and beef too. Don’t discard the essence from the steamed chicken. You can use it for cooking. We used the chicken essence to cook the ingredients for chicken pie.
The pile of shredded chicken meat:
Next, marinate the shredded chicken meat with soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame seed oil and sugar. Then place the marinated shredded chicken into the bread maker and choose ‘Jam’ function. My mum’s bread maker is Empress brand.
After 3 rounds of ‘Jam’ function, the meat floss is ready. Do wait patiently as you see the white color of the chicken meat slowly but surely turns into a beautiful golden brown. 1 round of ‘Jam’ function did not bring about the crispiness and golden brown color yet. For my mum’s Empress brand bread maker, 3 rounds were required (about 3 hours). For super crispy type, 3 rounds were required. For the traditional soft type of meat floss, only 1 or 2 rounds of ‘Jam’ function are required. No dark sauce is needed to enhance the color.
1 pound of chicken breast meat yields 5 medium size bottles of super crispy chicken meat floss.
I tasted the crispy fish floss that mum made a few weeks earlier and it tasted exactly like sate fish, so yummy!!
Here’s the recipe: