Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Crispy Prawn with Mayonnaise

Use the balance prawns in the fridge to cook this dish for Saturdays dinner. Mis-read the recipe so end up the prawn doesn't look crispy as the ones in the book. Recipe from one of Fu Pei Mei's book.

10 small prawns
½ cup corn flour
1/3 cup water
½ cup mayonnaise
½ tbsp white sesame seeds
1 cup lettuce.

To marinate prawns:
1tsp wine
1/3 tsp salt
1tbsp egg white
1 tbsp corn flour
oil for deep fry

1. Remove the heads and shells, but keep the tails connected. De-vein the prawns. Rinse and pat dry. Marinate for 10mins or more.

2. Mix corn flour and water to a paste. Heat up oil in wok. Dip prawns in the cornstarch paste, deep-fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain. Place in a large bowl.

3. Mix the prawns and mayonnaise. Place to platter on top of shredded lettuce. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the prawns. Serve.

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