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Prawn Fritters

This is my 3rd attempt at making this and yes, I've finally managed to concoct the recipe for the batter.  This batter has a crispy texture and stays that way for quite a while.  These fritters were devoured in no time!

To achieve the right consistency for the batter, mix it with enough water and test to see whether it can coat the back of the metal spoon.  If it stays that way and not runny, you're on the right track!

Garnish with some sliced cucumbers and dip it in a sauce of your choice, and in this case, it's chilly sauce!

Recipe for Prawn Fritters

  • 300 gm medium size prawns
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
For the Batter
  • 2 oz self-raising flour
  • 1 oz corn flour
  • 1 Tbsp rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 100 ml water
  • 1.1/2 Tbsp oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Devein and shell the prawns but with keep tails intact.  Pat dry.
  2. Marinate with the salt and sugar and set aside.
  3. Mix all the flours, baking powder, salt together, gradually pour in the water and mix to a smooth batter.  Add in the oil and mix thoroughly.  Let batter rest for 30 mins.
  4. Check to see whether the batter is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
  5. Heat up enough oil in a wok for deep frying.
  6. Put droplets of batter into the oil and if they sizzle, then the oil is ready.  Lower to medium heat.
  7. Hold the prawn by the tail, dip it into the batter and gently lower it into the oil, or if not, you can use a spoon to coat the prawn and put it into the oil.  Frying time is about 3 mins.
  8. Take out, drain, and place on kitchen abosorbent paper to absorb the oil.
  9. Garnish with the sliced cucumbers, add a sauce of your choice.
  10. Serve immediately.

~~ Enjoy! ~~


  1. mmmm...these look so tempting! The batter can be used to fry the onion rings, I guess?

  2. I just found your blog thru Pam's Midwest Kitchen. As I was scrolling thru your blog I decided I wanted to follow:) Please feel free to come by and check out my blog-

  3. My childhood favourite! We will need 300g per person here :) Looks so good!

  4. What a nice finger food. Good to serve this on family day.

  5. Angie
    I've never tried to use that for onion rings, perhaps you can try. Like I've said, I used different recipes for the first 2 attempts and finally got this right.

    Thanks for dropping by. Will certainly visit you.

    3 hungry tummies
    Wah, 300 gm per person, that's quite a lot of standing for you!

    Ya, it'll be a hit for family day.

  6. I've always wondered how to keep the batter crispy! Thanks for sharing.

  7. 300gm!!! I don't think those prawns are enough for my son! haha... He can wallop at least 1/2kg of these prawn fritters. Hmm..yumm..yumm..yumm...

  8. Trissa
    You are most welcome!

    Yes, this seems to be the favourite for most people.

  9. what a coincidence! pete information, another blogger also blogged about prawn fritters today.. Looks good, Cheah.. i m imagining the taste now..

  10. renaclaire
    Really, must hop over to his blog. Great minds think alike!

  11. Drool! Drool! They look really yummy! Must try one of these days...

  12. I still waiting for my mom to buy fresh prawns from my kampung, and I must try this this since you have gotten a good recipe. Thanks for your hard work to come out with this good recipe.

  13. Those fritters look good Cheah! You could also try spicy version of it, marinate the prawns in some masala and lemon juice and add ginger-garlic to the batter.

  14. Cheah, we posted the same recipe at the same time.., I wonder if the next one will be the same again...ha ha ha!

    Good tips for a nice prawn fritter! thks

  15. Oh are torturing me with my favourite! I need that whole plate now! I love prawn fritters. Love the beautiful presentation.

  16. Great for making the perfect batter! Pass me the plate please.

  17. siutuapui
    Thanks for visiting!

    Well, I'm always game to experiment.

    Mmm.... great idea! Thanks!

    Ya, great minds think alike!

    Tempting you, right?

    300 gm not enough for you, penny!

  18. Hi. I came across your prawn fritters recipe while searching for a batter for my fried chicken. I basically adapted the recipe for chicken breast and it was soooo good.!!! We just had dinner, which was was fried chicken, garlic mash potatoes, salad with bell pepper & artichoke dressing. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe. A Singaporean living in California.

  19. Thanks for dropping by, Jo. Glad that you sucessfully tried out this recipe and liked it!


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