Saturday, April 29, 2017

Prawns Fritters

I fried some prawn fritters for my Wildboar as he can eat seafood because his cholesterol and blood pressure reading is good . So he can still enjoy some prawns ,unlike me, I have to be careful as I tend to over indulge where seafood is concerned :p His dad, my father-in-law made the most delicious prawn fritters but alas I did ask him for the recipe when he was alive.  So I have to guess how he did it.   I remembered he said something like 3 types of flour - rice flour, corn flour and all purpose flour, but the ratio of the flour I am in the dark.  I just simply add the ratio of 3 part all purpose flour, 2 parts rice flour and 1 part corn flour. I added 1 tsp of baking powder for a fluffier texture.  It turned out not bad, soft on the inside and crisps on the outside.  Nice !  I added chopped spring onions and chopped chillies for some heat and some Maggi chicken granules for taste. I did not measure the water, just add to the right consistency, not too watery neither too thick.  Added an egg too .  I guess this is an old fashion method of making the batter for the prawn fritters :) but on a healthier note as I fried them in a few tablespoons of rice bran oil in a non stick pan.  Anyway it taste good ( how I know coz I stole a piece to taste the texture of the batter ! ) and Wildboar loves it though it may differs a bit from his dad's preparation.  I kicked myself for not asking him to give me his exact recipe!!!

fresh sea prawns makes the best prawn fritters
smell good and have a firm texture

I add only just enough oil to make the prawn fritters as you can see
in the picture above.  The inside is soft and the edges are crispy
healthy way to fry prawn fritters

thai chilli sauce as dip for the prawn fritters

crisps edges, hubby loves it ! and that is all that matters :)

 Prawns Fritters


18 pieces of sea prawns - medium size , remove shells and deveined
marinate deveined prawns with 1 tsp sugar and a pinch of salt

150 gms of AP flour
100 gms  of rice flour
50 gms of corn flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of Maggi granules * to taste
2 tbsp of chopped spring onions
1 tsp of chopped 's eyes chillies
1 egg
water at room temp - add in slowly to the flour ingredients to make the right consistency

rice bran oil for frying the prawns fritter


Place ingredients (A) in a small bowl and give it a quick stir so that the ingredients are well mixed together- add in water slowly to flour mixture.  Add just enough water to get the right consistency. Leave the batter aside for 15 minutes before adding in the prawns .

Heat up just a few tablespoons of rice bran oil in a non-stick pan.  Once the oil is hot, scoop a small ladle of batter plus two prawns and gently place them on the pan, leave a space for the next scoop and repeat till the pan is filled with dollops of batter/prawns.  Once the bottom sides are crisps, turn them over and once the other side is brown, dish out and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Repeat till all the batter and prawns are used up. Serve with chilli sauce of your choice.


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