Deep-fried Prawn Cakes

Deep-fried Prawn Cakes Recipe

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Chara Teh


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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25 Min
10 Min
Deep Fry


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12 oz
prawns (shelled and deveined)
2 oz
pork fat
egg white
1 Tbsp
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)
cooking oil for deep frying


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


tomatoes (sliced)
cucumbers (sliced)

How to Make Deep-fried Prawn Cakes


  • 1Chop prawns and pork fat into a fine paste. (You can blitz this in a food processor.)
  • 2In a bowl, add prawn mixture, marinate, egg white and cornstarch. Mix well.
  • 3Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of the prawn paste on each quarter of bread
  • 4Press a coriander leaf, a bit of chopped ham and a pinch of sesame seeds on top of the prawn paste.
  • 5Heat 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.
  • 6Serve hot with cucumber and tomato slices on the side (optional) and a bowl of chilli sauce.

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About Deep-fried Prawn Cakes

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

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