Crispy Shrimp Balls

Pat Duran


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..

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makes about 30 balls
30 Min
Deep Fry



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


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


1Shrimp 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.
2Remove 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.
3Chinese 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.
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..

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Chinese