Malagasy mofo sakay literally translated mean spicy bread. These little fritters are found as a street food and a much loved treat. They can be made with all sorts of items mixed in with the batter to create any number of types of mofo. If you just used greens it would be called mofo anana which means leafy green bread. You get the idea, they can be made sweet, savory or spicy. As we had an abundance of spicy peppers and tomatoes in our International cuisine garden we went the spicy route. They turned out with the colors of the Madagascar flag. However you make them you will love them. Little fried bundles of joy!
Malagasy Mofo Sakay (Spicy Bread)
- 2 1/4 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups water +/-
- 1/2 cup watercress chopped
- 3 red or green chilies finely chopped
- 2 green onions chopped
- 1 to mato chopped
- oil for frying
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients except the oil
- Mix to form a smooth paste, add water slowly as you may not need the entire 1 1/2 cups
- Pour the oil into a skillet or deep fryer
- Drop the batter about a tablespoon at a time into the hot oil and fry the fritters turning frequently until golden brown.
- Remove the fritters and place on a paper towel to remove excess oil
- Serve hot.
- You can serve along side the condiment sakay for an extra spicy dipping sauce