Hoi Tod - Crispy Egg and Seafood Pancake
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Thai
  • ¾ cup seafood (mussels are traditional - I really liked shrimp - you could also use clams or squid etc)
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • fish sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 1-3 cloves garlic (optional)
  • 3-4 eggs
  • 3 green onions
  • 8 tablespoons tapioca flour (or cornstarch)
  • ½ cup soda water (or 7-Up)
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil for cooking
  1. You'll want to have all of your ingredients prepped before you begin cooking. Slice the green onions, chop the cilantro and prep the seafood you are using.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan on medium high heat. Mix the tapioca flour (or cornstarch) with salt, pepper and soda water.
  3. In a ladle, scoop up a third or so of the tapioca mixture and pour it in the pan. drop the seafood and a pinch of green onions and cilantro on top. Crack the egg in the middle of the batter and break it open with a spatula and move it around to mix in with the rest of the ingredients. I had a tendency to want to pile them into a smaller space at this point but you actually want it to be spread out over a large space in the pan. (You should use a large pan than I did - you will want a BIG pan). This step should all be done fairly quickly.
  4. As the pancake starts to set, push it to the side of the pan and leave it alone while it gets crispy. When the bottom is crispy, flip it and let it cook on the other side. The finished pancake should end up being fairly crispy. I found I tended to undercook them - they still tasted good though so don't stress too much.
  5. While the second side is cooking throw down some minced garlic onto the opposite side of the pan. (If you are using a pan that was as small as the one I used, you may want to do this in a second pan). After the garlic gets aromatic, add the bean sprouts and fish sauce and stir fry until heated.
  6. Serve the pancake on top of the bean sprouts and top with Sriracha sauce (or another spicy pepper sauce if you don't have Sriracha).
Recipe by Talking in ALL CAPS at https://talkinginallcaps.com/2014/03/hoi-tod.html