The Fortune Cookie Factory
This is a fortune cookie factory located in an alleyway in San Francisco's Chinatown. An egg, flour, sugar and water mixture is released into a small round pan which is rotated through a gas oven on a belt. The mixture exits the oven as a 3 to 4 inch cookie. The worker picks it off the belt, puts a printed fortune in the center, folds it in half, pulls it down over a thin rod and sets it in a cooling rack.
Beat egg slightly. Add sugar and beat until very thick and smooth. Add oil to mixture. Add water and a little of the egg mixture to the cornstarch and stir until smooth; beat into egg mixture. Heat griddle to about 350*. Drop a heaping teaspoonful of batter into the griddle. Then spread with a spoon into a cookie about 3 inches in diameter an d about 1/8 inch thick. Turn over to brown underside. Cook until cookies are light golden in color and lifts easily from the pan. Remove cookies one at a time from the griddle. Place a fortune paper in the center of the cookie and fold the cookie in half, pinching the edges together and folding down.