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Deep-Fried Prawns With Batter

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Rating: 5/5
2 reviews

ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 61205
cook method: stovetop

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1 pound prawns
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup cornstarch (yes, that's accurate)
1 egg
1 tablespoon oil
3/4 cup water
4 cups oil, for wok


Shell and devein prawns, leaving the tails on. Devein and clean. Sprinkle with salt and mix well. Refrigerate for two hours.

Mix flour, baking powder, cornstarch, eggs, oil and water to make a batter.

COOKING: Heat wok. Add oil and reheat. Holding the prawns by the tails, dip in batter, then drop into hot oil. Fry until golden, turning once. Drain. Serve hot.

Do-ahead notes: Deep fry, cool and freeze. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place frozen prawns in single layer on cookie sheet and heat for 12 to 15 minutes.

cook's notes

Use cocktail sauce, chili sauce or sweet and sour sauce for dipping. One cup prepared biscuit mix may be substituted for the flour and baking powder.

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438 calories, 14 grams fat, 49 grams carbohydrates, 27 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is the best I have found.. And I looked around a lot. You can add or use less at will..

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I used regular shrimp not prawns (are they the same?) and used my fry daddy instead of a wok. I am going to try the freezer instructions to see how they work so I can make these ahead of time for a party. Would be an easy appetizer

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