Crispy Shrimp Balls

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Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Once you try these crispy shrimp balls -you will make them your go to holiday appetizer. These little guys can be coated with broken Raman instant noodle pieces or instant Asian noodles or sesame seeds before you fry the balls. You can make a variety of coating or make them all the same..Serve with a chili garlic sauce..

My family loves these I hope you will give them a try. These can be easily be baked too- check out below..

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
makes about 30 balls
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

  • SHRIMP BALLS

  • 4 oz
    can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1 lb
    shrimp, peeled, deveined and drained( i use salad shrimp
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced onion
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking wine
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • ·
    raman noodles , crushed coarsely
  • ·
    peanut oil or vegetable oil for frying
  • CHINESE GARLIC SAUCE

  • 5 clove
    garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    each of soy sauce,and oyster sauce,
  • 1 tsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    each of rice wine vinegar and granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1/2 c
    water

How to Make Crispy Shrimp Balls

Step-by-Step

  1. Shrimp Balls:
    In a food processor , add the cleaned and deveined shrimp,and remaining ingredients except the raman noodles and cooking oil . Process or pulse until it turns into a paste.
  2. Remove and place mixture in a bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes to meld flavors together.
    Heat the oil in a deep fryer or a wok to 300^, or until a cube of bread in the oil turns brown in about 15 seconds.
    Roll the shrimp paste in you hand to form a ball and carefully roll in the crushed noodles ,if desired, or leave plain. Carefully add the shrimp ball into the oil one at a time. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until they develop a golden brown and crisp;remove with slotted spoon or strainer to paper toweling to drain, pat off excess oil. Serve with the Garlic Sauce.
  3. Chinese Garlic Sauce:
    Fry the chopped garlic in oil for 2 seconds in a small saucepan. Add the butter, soy and oyster sauces,rice wine vinegar, sugar, chili sauce and stir and fry for a minute. Turn off heat. Mix the cornstarch with the water and add to the saucepan mixture. Cook over medium low heat and stir until thickened. Serve with the Shrimp Balls.
  4. Note:
    To bake these in the oven: After shaping into balls and rolling in the noodle crumbs. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.Spray the balls lightly with olive oil. Bake in 350^ preheated oven for about 25 minutes..

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About Crispy Shrimp Balls

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Chinese



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