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Sesame Seed Fried Custard

Sesame Seed Fried Custard


  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 to 4 cups oil for deep-frying


Toast sesame seeds in dry pan in 300-degree oven until light brown, about 20 minutes. Cool. Mix with powdered sugar. Set aside.

Mix flour with granulated sugar in bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup of water. Add beaten eggs. Mix until smooth.

Pour 1 cup water into saucepan. Bring to boil. Add flour mixture. Stir vigorously over moderate heat until it thickens. Add vanilla. Stir well.

Pour mixture into greased 8-inch-square Pyrex dish. Pat with hand to 1/2-inch thickness. Cool in refrigerator.

Cut in strips 1 1/2-inches long and 1/2-inch wide. Dredge strips with cornstarch. Heat oil to moderately hot. Fry strips, a few at a time, 3 minutes or until light brown. Lift out with strainer as soon as they get brown. Remove to serving plate.

Sprinkle with sesame seed mixture. Serve hot.

Yield: 6 Servings

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