Indonesian Beef and Coconut Sates

Sate Lalat

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as an Appetizer
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

The smallest of Indonesian satés, saté lalat is not much bigger than a fly, which is what lalat literally means. Typically, the skewers for saté lalat are the size of broom straws; the meat portion is about one inch long; a serving would include three or four dozen satés. However, to suit American skewers and appetites, I make my saté lalats somewhat bigger.

A specialty of the island of Madura near Java, saté lalat owes its distinctive texture and