Rice Paper Chips
4" in round rice paper wrappers
Neutral Oil, or olive oil for frying
The most easy, and satisfying fried thing you'll ever make.
Heat about 1.5 inches of oil in a deep pan. I used olive oil which is not always ideal for frying, but this we'll heat to only about 380 degrees which is below the smoke point for olive oil.
Once the oil is hot, drop in one wrapper at a time with tongs - and remove onto a plate lined with paper towel to absorb any extra oil.
Sprinkle with sea salt.
1/4 cup Hijiki seaweed soaked in water for about 20 minutes, the longer you soak the more water it will absorb so its ok if it goes longer
Once the seaweed is soft, strain.
Toss with 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp soy sauce and a splash of sesame oil if you have it on hand.
Cashew Crème Fraîche
1 cup raw cashews
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon white miso (optional) If not using miso, add extra salt .
Approximately 1/2 cup of water to process
Pinch of sea salt.
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups.
Serve with fresh chives.