prawn snacks

prawn snacks

These little Thai beauties are so indulgent and so delicious that this prawn ball recipe meant for 4 or 5 people can easily be consumed by 1 or 2 during a great DVD in the cold weather. You really need a food processor for the recipe but if you don’t have one and are willing to chop up prawns into tiny little pieces you will be just fine…. It will be worth it I tell you. It’s easy and quick and just the best tasting snack you can imagine.

What you need

350g thawed and raw prawn meat (if you are using frozen prawns their weight frozen will be at least 10% more)
3 or 4 red chilis chopped
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely grated
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon fish sauce or light soy sauce
handful of chopped coriander leaves
1/3 cup maizena (corn flour)
Oil for frying

The process

Add the prawns, chilis, coriander, egg whites, ginger, garlic and fish sauce to your food processor and blitz for about 30 seconds or so. Pulse it to start with and then give it about 10 seconds on high speed.

Scrape out all of the mixture into a mixing bowl, add the flour and with a folding motion combine into the mixture until evenly distributed.

If you are having people over, the mixture can happily stay in the fridge for an hour until you are ready to fry.

heat about 1cm of oil in a pan on a medium heat.

Take heaped teaspoons of the mixture and form little balls with your hands… always wash your hands first. Place them in the oil and fry until golden all over.

remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.

Serve with a sweet chili dipping sauce.

This is one of those recipes that you may regret inviting people over to eat! 🙂