Shangyao Sanzi (Oil Fried Wheaten Food), Huainan
Shangyao Sanzi is different from that of other places because it retains the traditional craftwork at all times. It selects flour, alum, fine salt and crystal sugar, etc, and mixes them into an oil pastry. After the procedure of softening, the handicraftsman of Sanzi wrings the flat oil pastry into the shape of netted quilt, put it into the medium hot pot, and soak and fry it into shape. The finished product has colors of milky white, light yellow and golden. It is featured by softness, crispness, fragrance, freshness and slight sweetness amid saltiness, etc. It can not only be taken directly, but also be braised, instant-boiled and preserved in low season. It can be taken as main ingredients and as supplementary ingredients as well. Owing to its convenience in eating and high quality and reasonable price, it is well received by local people and foreign guests.