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Fluffy Beer Battered Prawns

Are you a prawn lover like me? If you are, you’ll go crazy with this beer battered prawn recipe. Don’t drink alcohol? Simply replace it with soda. The use of beer or soda will make your prawns light & crispy. So let’s get started!

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10-12 Medium Prawns
50g Self-raising flour
1 tbsp Corn flour
½ Egg
2 tsp Cooking oil
¼ tsp 5-spice powder or Paprika
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
½ can of Cold Beer
Oil for deep-frying
Corn flour for coating

Marinade for Prawns:
2 drops of Sesame oil
½ tsp Chinese Wine
Dash of Salt & Pepper

* You must've realized there're no pix instructions for this post. They were here initially but due to a maintenance performed by Bloggers, my pix were all wiped out. I've no back up, only these 2 pix left. So sorry!

  1. Remove prawn heads & keep for other uses. Dispose shells, leaving tail intact. Devein prawns by making a small slit just enough to remove veins.
  2. Make 2 slits at the back of prawns to prevent from curling during frying.
  3. Mix self-raising flour, 5-spice powder, salt & pepper. Set aside. Then mix the wet ingredients: eggs, oil & beer & whisk them. Add flour mixture slowly & whisk into batter.
  4. Heat oil. Ensure oil is hot enough for deep-frying by sticking your chopsticks into wok. Temperature is right when you see bubbles.
  5. Dust seafood with corn flour evenly.
  6. Then coat with batter. Lower prawns into wok & fry till golden brown.
  7. Refry prawns just before serving for that extra crispy touch! Enjoy your light & fluffy Prawn Fritters! Bon Appetit!
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  1. cooked my favourite...prawns! I want more than that! :D

  2. i'm ok with prawns but i don't like to fry food. is there any other option to cook them?

  3. Must been crunchy, can see from the pics. Btw, I have not tried any cooking with beer, probably will be great to try.

  4. I do love prawns but I'm terrified of deep-frying! I'd need you to make these for me :P

  5. These prawns look great Shirley! Love the batter!

  6. Wow! Great! I have heard so much about adding beer to get the fluffy prawn but have never been able to get the right combination of how much of each ingredients to mix. With you recipe, things looks so much easier. And great to know that beer can actually be replace with soda drink. Thanks.

  7. Shirley, it's like you were looking directly at me while reading that first sentence. Love love love prawns. Prawns soaked in alcohol? Even better. Teehee. The perfect crunch and coating to accompany the perfect seafood.

  8. Baby, there're so many ways you can cook prawns eg. steaming. Pls click on 'My Cooking' tab & u can find other recipes under 'Prawns'.

    Hanna, why don't u get a deep-fryer? I've got one & it's useful for people who're afraid of oil splashes etc.

  9. Love battered prawns. These sure look crispy and tasty.

  10. Very delightful battered prawns, love this recipe! I don't mind the alcohol at all...simply tasty :)

  11. Hi Shirley,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

    Your beer battered prawns look crunchy and delicious. I will be going through your blog posts. Feel free to come back.


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