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Basic Prawn Fritters Recipe

Prawns, are always nice to eat when it is fresh and cooked the right way. Fresh prawns will have natural sweetness and crunch to it.

Crispy and thin battered prawn fritters goes really well with Lingham chilli sauce

 

The last time I had really really fresh and sweet prawns were during my trip to Noumea. One of the day, my husband and I was touring the Isle des Pines with a local tour guide. The tour guide brought us to lunch at this special cafe, and one of the dish that he recommended/ ordered for us was prawn spring rolls served with mango sauce, coleslaw and rice. Once we bite onto the prawn spring rolls, which were made using whole prawns, we were both amazed by the freshness of the prawns. The crunchiness not only comes from the wrapper, but also the prawns itself and the sweetness of the prawns is something that I had not experienced it for awhile.

Then, we had a platter again when we were in Noumea, at a Spanish restaurant. One of the dish in the platter is the prawns which had been deep fried. And again, the freshness of the prawns wowed us again. We were truly glad that the tour guide introduced us to their local prawns, or else we wouldn’t be able to taste such tasty and delicious prawns.

Most of us usually associates prawns with high cholesterol. And as far as I understand, the cholesterol usually comes from the prawn’s head and it’s juices. But there are some controversy about the connection of prawns and cholesterol if you do a Google search. So which is true? It doesn’t really matter much to me, as I rarely cook much prawns at home anyway. But I believe, everything is good in moderations. Therefore, I will still cook some prawns if I feels like eating it.

 

 

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INGREDIENTS 
Serves 2 – 3

12 – 14 pcs large prawns
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

100g plain flour
25g corn flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2/3 cup cold water

Cooking oil

STEPS

1. Peel and devein the prawns.

2. Marinate the prawns with pepper, salt and sesame oil for about 10 minutes in the fridge.

3. Add all the batter ingredients into a bowl, whisk well until it becomes a thick runny batter.

4. Heat up the pan with cooking oil.

5. Dip the prawns with batter, and allow excess batter to drip off.

6. Deep fried the prawns until golden brown.

7. Drain and serve immediately with your favourite chilli sauce.

Basic Prawn Fritters Recipe

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 12 – 14 pcs large prawns
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 100g plain flour
  • 25g corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • Cooking oil

Directions

  1. Peel and devein the prawns.
  2. Marinate the prawns with pepper, salt and sesame oil for about 10 minutes in the fridge.
  3. Add all the batter ingredients into a bowl, whisk well until it becomes a thick runny batter.
  4. Heat up the pan with cooking oil.
  5. Dip the prawns with batter, and allow excess batter to drip off.
  6. Deep fried the prawns until golden brown.
  7. Drain and serve immediately with your favourite chilli sauce.

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