Fried Mackerel with Sweet and Sour Vegetables
This is “Saba no Tatsuta-Age” literally “fried mackerel coated with potato starch”
There are two types of coating ingredient for fry.
1. Katakuri-Ko (potato starch) : fry with potato starch is called “Tatsuta-Age”
2. Komugi-Ko (wheat flour) : fry with wheat flour is called “Kara-Age”
What is the difference on fried foods between potato starch and wheat flour?
– potato starch
– wheat flour
starch 67-75%, protein 6-14%, lipid 1-2% and the others (water, vitamins trace)
is a wheat flour. 小麦粉（こむぎこ） literally “wheat powder”
is a Katakuri starch originally, which is made of root of Japanese dog’s tooth violet. However now is mostly potato starch. 片栗粉（かたくりこ） literally “Katakuri powder”
is a fry food coated with “Katakuri-Ko”. 竜田揚げ（たつたあげ） literally “fry a la Tatsuta light cruiser of Navy”
is a fry food coated with “Komugi-Ko”. 唐揚げ（からあげ） literally “Chinese fry”