Cereal Prawn

Cereal Prawn, 麦片虾, is easily the most commonly ordered dish at restaurants or zi char stalls in Singapore. Deep-fried, crispy prawns coated in buttered cereals with a kick of spice is simply, sinfully satisfying. This recipe calls for chilli padi and fresh curry leaves to elevate the already delicious sweet-savoury cereal batter. A drool-worthy favourite that you can now make at home!

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Ingredients

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10Large prawns
2tsp Salt
1tsp Pepper
½ Egg
1tbsp Plain Flour
1tbsp Corn Flour
1tbsp Sugar
20Curry leaves
4Chili Padi (chopped)
50g Unsalted butter
1cup Cereal
1tsp chicken powder
1tbsp milk powder

Directions

1.

cut and clean the 10 prawns
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2.

trim legs and devein prawns
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3.

add half a beaten egg
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4.

add 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp plain flour, 1 tbsp corn flour
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5.

deep fry at 170 degrees C for 2-3 mins
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6.

drain and set aside
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7.

pluck 20 curry leaves
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8.

cut 4 chili padi
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9.

fill bowl with 1 cup cereal, and add 1 tbsp milk powder, sugar, 1 tsp salt and chicken powder, then mix
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10.

melt 50g of butter in pan, add curry leaves, then chili padi
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11.

add cereal mixture and fry
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12.

add prawns and mix well
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13.

cut and clean the 10 prawns
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14.

trim legs and devein prawns
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15.

add half a beaten egg
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16.

add 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp plain flour, 1 tbsp corn flour
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17.

deep fry at 170 degrees C for 2-3 mins
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18.

drain and set aside
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19.

pluck 20 curry leaves
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20.

cut 4 chili padi
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21.

fill bowl with 1 cup cereal, and add 1 tbsp milk powder, sugar, 1 tsp salt and chicken powder, then mix
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22.

melt 50g of butter in pan, add curry leaves, then chili padi
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23.

add cereal mixture and fry
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24.

add prawns and mix well
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