Puffed Amaranth

Ingredients

  • 300 g (10½ oz) amaranth
  • 1 litre (35 fl oz) cottonseed oil (for deep-frying)

Method

Put the amaranth in a saucepan of boiling water and cook for about 40 minutes until soft and tender. Strain. Preheat the oven to 85°C (185°F). Spread the amaranth on baking trays and dry in the oven for 2 hours. Heat the oil in a saucepan to 185°C (365°F) and deep-fry the amaranth until puffed and golden. Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.

Store

In an airtight container in a dry place for up to 6 days.