I used to eat this when I was a kid with the rest of the Ngoh Hiang 五香罐肠. I don't know if it's me (becoming stingy :P), because I find that it's getting so expensive nowadays that it will always be the first thing I avoid ordering.
I can vaguely remember the vegetables that was added in the batter being bean sprout and something green. :P I'm guessing Chinese Chive. Please let me know if you know the correct ingredients.
This was a last minute dish, hence I could only get spring onions to replace both the bean sprout and Chinese Chive that I recommended using.
Baby prawns is not a must and I doubt it can be easily found. I so happened to see it selling in the wet market and I knew I have to get some to make this. You can always use small prawns.
Hope this brings back your childhood memories. :)
- 350g Baby Prawns, antenna and legs (etc) cut
- 1 stalk Chinese Chive, diced
- a handful of Bean Sprout, heads and tails removed
- Oil for deep frying
- 160ml Water
- 120g Self Raising Flour
- 20g Corn Flour
- 20g Rice Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Chicken Stock Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
How to do it:
- Add a teaspoon of salt to the prawns and rub and coat well.
- Rinse, drained and dab dry.
- Put aside.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in pot.
- Mix batter well and add in chive and bean sprout.
- Dip ladle in oil then scoop about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon batter to the ladle.
- Place 3 baby prawns on the batter.
- Add a little batter on top if you have problems sticking the prawns.
- Sink the ladle in the oil. Use another ladle or spoon to push the batter out if necessary.
- Fry till lightly golden brown then flip over to fry the other side.
- Once the fritter has turned lightly golden brown, remove and drain on paper towel.
- Repeat till all batter has finished.
- Serve hot with your favourite sauce.
- Add the water to make batter gradually, if you find the batter too thick, add a bit more water.
- If you are not able to get baby prawns, which the shells are thinner, hence we are able to fried till crispy, use regular small prawns but peel them.
- You can cut the prawns into 2 of you find it still too big.
- Mix it with the batter to be fried.
- Do not place it on the batter like what I did with the baby prawns as it does not have the shells to prevent it from drying out from frying.