Sunday, 3 February 2013

Marie Prawn Fritters 发财笑哈哈

Marie Prawn Fritters  发财笑哈哈


Recipe source :  Family recipe

The Cantonese loves having a prawn dish for their reunion dinner as the word for prawn  虾 or "ha" in Cantonese,  rhymes with "laughter" or "merriment".


250g large prawns, remove shells leaving the tails intact
500ml oil for deep frying

Marinade For Prawns

1 tsp salt
a dash of pepper
1 egg white

 Ingredients For the Batter

100g Marie biscuits, finely ground
175ml water
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1  tbsp plain flour
1  tbsp tapioca flour
1  tbsp rice flour

A packet of Marie biscuits 

 Marie biscuits


1.  Mix the batter ingredients together and stir to blend well to form a batter.
2.  Marinate the prawns with the prawn marinate for about 30 minutes.
3.  Add the prawns and marinade into the batter and mix thoroughly.
4   Heat oil in a wok until hot then reduce to medium flame.
5.  Dip the batter coated prawns into the hot oil.
6.  Deep-fry on both sides until golden brown .
7.  Place on kitchen towels to absorb excess oil.
8.  Transfer to a plate and garnish with cucumber and tomatoes ( optional )

I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013

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