Friday, 15 July 2011

Golden Deep Fried Butterfly Prawns



I am a seafood lover and prawn is always on top of my list. So when I laid my eyes on the shiny fresh prawns at the local market, I couldn't resist and bought a whole lot of of them back! Spoiling myself  and my family with crispy golden deep fried prawns as starter was one great indulgence!


Makes 20 Golden Deep Fired Prawns
Recipe can be halved

Ingredients:
20 medium prawns - Head Removed, shelled with tail intact and deveined.

2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 tsp garlic powder
2 large egg whites
1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups Japanese Panko or breadcrumbs

Method:
1)   Using a sharp kitchen knife, cut along the deveining slit to split open the prawns right before the tail. Open up the prawns flat. Please see illustration on http://www.asianrecipesonline.com/cooking_guide/peeling-and-deveining-prawns.php if you are unsure.
2) Marinate prawns with salt, pepper and garlic powder and set aside.
3) Place flour in a large plate, panko in another large plate and lightly beaten egg white into a shallow dish.
4) Dip each prawn into the flour (tapping off excess) then the egg white and lastly press to cover with panko.
5) Heat oil in a deep frying pan at medium high heat enough to cover the whole prawn.
6) Fry prawn for approx. 2 minutes or until golden. Fry for longer if it's a larger prawn.

Drain with kitchen towels and serve immediately with your favorite sauce. I like tartar sauce and tomato sauce. Enjoy!!


37 comments:

  1. Amazing glorious food I really love prawns and these look delicious! gloria

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  2. beautiful dish..they look jus great !!

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  3. OMG!they looks just like restaurant made!
    you are awesome cook!
    love the color!
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  4. Hi, thanks for following me. I am following you too! This prawn recipe is absolutely mouth-watering and full of flavours! Great blog!!
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  5. I love this dish!!!
    Great blog! =)
    Francesca
    http://www.singerfood.com/

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  6. Golden prawns indeed! They look really crunchy and delicious! I could could make these lovely nuggets disappear in a snap! I will make these gourmet treats for my next party for sure. Thanks for this brilliant finger food idea! Cheers!!!

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  7. Oh yum. I, unfortunately, am cursed with a love of all things deep fried. These look positively delicious.

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  8. I couldn't resist either!They look amazing!!!!

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  9. I like the Japanese bread crumb you put in, so crispy and golden!

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  10. Another great recipe for a very dear you prepare delicious prawns, I'm loving tambiem shellfish, very nice photos,HUGS.

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  11. wow what a yummy prawn fries.... happy to follow you....

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    Regards,
    Akila

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  12. Look at those gorgeous prawns! They look absolutely scrumptious - beautifully done. I want them NOW!!!

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  13. Yummy, yum yum! Our favourite! Looks so good! Wish that plate is in front of me now!

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  14. Wat a lovely color... So beautiful and crunchy looking prawns... great treat...

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  15. So crispy & perfect golden color, I am drooling now!!!

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  16. Oh you don't know what those do to me. I love my fried shrimp and I love them even more when they are perfectly crunchy and flavored. This looks like a winner in my book! Can't wait to try it out

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  17. I think I'm going to have to try this - these prawns look SO good - I could eat them everyday!
    mary

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  18. This looks delicious. I love shrimp and you've given me a new way to prepare them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  19. Wow, this is real nice. With the added garlic powder and pepper.

    TQ for sharing.

    Hi just came over from Puravi.

    Cheers
    Katrina

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  20. Makes me drool. Yumm and pic is cute

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  21. These prawns look so golden and delicious! Yum! Great post!

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  22. Hmmm, yumm! This looks so irresistible.

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  23. This look so crispy and delicious, wish i can have some right now, YUM!

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  24. looks irresistably hearty...awesome clicks dear..
    Tasty Appetite

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  25. They looks so crunch and delicious. My oldest girl would have loved to have come over to your house, she loves prawns. :)

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  26. My roommate would go insane over these. Definitely going to have to attempt them!

    xo

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  27. Gosh..It looks like the ones you see in the cooking programs on T.V. Great :D

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  28. This looks amazing! I'm not a seafood person but this does look delicious!

    Cheers,
    Yas
    www.tickle-your-tastebuds.blogspot.com

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  29. what a great appetizer. Love the golden color...

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  30. They must be the best-looking prawns I've ever seen!

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    Duncan In Kuantan

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  31. prawn looks so crispy and perfect..what a great appetizer.

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  32. wow.. prawns are my favorite.. so perfectly done.. yum..

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  33. Hi! I'm having a bit of a beach brain lately so I'm sorry if I'm telling you this twice but I featured you on Savory Sunday yesterday! Have a great week!!

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  34. Golden n crisp! They look perfect, shrimp lovers will definitely grab them all :)
    US Masala

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  35. I finally found Panko crumbs this week at Costco so I will be using them for this!!

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