Deep-fried Prawn Cakes Recipe

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Deep-fried Prawn Cakes

Chara Teh

By
@inspiredbaking

Part of today's lunch. Of Peking origin, the sweetness of the prawn paired with black sesame seeds and coriander really bring out something special in this dish, deep-fried to a perfect golden brown. These make a great light snack too!


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Rating:

Serves:

4-6

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

12 oz
prawns (shelled and deveined)
2 oz
pork fat
1
egg white
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
7 slice
white bread (remove crust and cut into quarters)
1 tsp
black sesame seeds
1 1/2 Tbsp
ham (finely chopped)
2-3 stalk(s)
coriander
cooking oil for deep frying

MARINATE

1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
rice wine
1/2 tsp
ginger juice

GARNISH (OPTIONAL)

2
tomatoes (sliced)
2
cucumbers (sliced)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Chop prawns and pork fat into a fine paste. (You can blitz this in a food processor.)
2
In a bowl, add prawn mixture, marinate, egg white and cornstarch. Mix well.
3
Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of the prawn paste on each quarter of bread
4
Press a coriander leaf, a bit of chopped ham and a pinch of sesame seeds on top of the prawn paste.
5
Heat cooking oil and deep fry prawn cakes paste side down for a minute, then flip over and fry for another minute or till golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
6
Serve hot with cucumber and tomato slices on the side (optional) and a bowl of chilli sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Chinese