Sep 19, 2010

Golden fried prawns

1 st recipe
Golden Fried Prawns
Serves: 3 - 4
You will need
12 large prawns ( 250 g ) , cleaned and deveined
200 ml oil for frying
For the marinade:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon wine or sherry or rum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
For the batter:
3 tablespoon all purpose flour
3 tablespoon corn flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon sesame ( white ) seeds ( optional )
Wash, clean and devein prawns. If desired you can let the tail remain and then marinate the prawns. Drain out water completely and wipe with a kitchen towel.
In a bowl, mix soy sauce, wine or sherry, salt, pepper and marinate the prawns for half an hour.
Make a smooth paste by adding flour, corn flour, baking powder, oil, salt, pepper and egg. Add just enough water ( 1 tablespoon ) to get a very thick batter such that it coats well.
Dip marinated prawns into the batter. Sprinkle sesame seeds ( optional ).
Heat oil in a frying pan. Reduce heat to medium and deep fry 3 - 4 prawns at a time till golden color evenly. Do not fry on high heat.
Serve as a starter with tomato sauce or chilli sauce.

2 nd recipe

Very tasty and crunchy prawns ( also rich in calories and high in cholesterol )

Makes: 23

You will need

250 g prawns, medium size
50 g all purpose flour ( maida )
Extra 2 teaspoon maida
50 g corn flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
50 ml vinegar ( or beer / rum )
1 beaten egg white
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
2 pinches pepper powder
200 ml oil for frying


Wash and clean prawns. Devein ( black nerve ), remove head and keep tail intact. Drain out water and wipe with a kitchen towel. Apply salt and keep aside for 15 minutes.

In a wide bowl, mix all purpose flour, corn flour, beaten egg white, salt and pepper powder. Add vinegar. Mix it well and make a thick batter. Keep aside in refrigerator for half an hour.

Sprinkle extra 2 teaspoon maida over prawns.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Reduce the heat to medium. Dip each prawn in batter and deep fry on a low heat ( 9 - 10 prawns at a time ) till golden color on both the sides ( approximate frying time 10 - 12 minutes for each side ).

Drain out oil and serve as a starter.

1 comment:

Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Niya,

tasty prawns!!send me some...