Once a year when Chinese New Year is around the corner, you'll find the water chestnut "look-alike" vegetable in most of hypermarkets. It is known as arrowhead or ngaku. I've been eating deep-fried arrowhead since the past 2 years during the Chinese New Year. However, I have not hands on to make this snack. This year father in law bought few bags of arrowhead from Hypermarket. We made our arrowhead chips with the help of domestic helper.
First, the arrowheads are cleaned and skinned. Pat it dry. Then heat up a wok of oil. By using a slicer, the arrowheads are thinly sliced and go straight into the wok for deep-frying. Continue to stir the arrowhead while frying until it turned golden yellow. Remove it from the wok and leave it on kitchen tower. Leave it cooled before storing in an air-tight container.We didn't add any seasonings to the chips as it contains the perfect combination of natural sweetness and saltiness.
See the crunchy arrowhead chips? Once you a take a bite, you'll be addicted. :)