Savory tapioca snacks

Based on a traditional Indonesian dish.

1/4 C water or coconut milk
1 T diced onion or garlic
1/4 t black or white pepper
Large pinch of salt
1/2 C tapioca starch

Bring the first four ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in the tapioca starch and mix as well as you can. Tear off 1/2-inch pieces and fry them in hot oil until crisp. Dry on paper towels.