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With the risk of being blacklisted by some PlanetKDE readers, here is yet another food post on pecel lele or fried catfish with raw vegetables.

When you live in Java, for less than a dollar you can get this kind of food easily almost everywhere so the thought of cooking yourself catfish (ikan lele) hardly comes into mind (unless you’re the seller of course). But in Europe, it would be real hard to find a restaurant that offer this in the menu.

pecel lele

Here is the rough recipe. The fish is basically fried until it becomes crispy. But before, rub the fish with lime juice and a bit of salt, pepper, garlic and wait some time until it absorbs everything. To prepare the dip, use a mix of chili sauce, tomatoes, shallots and shrimp taste. Add soy sauce to taste and then serve with fresh vegetables and warm rice.

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