Cereal Prawn – 麦片虾

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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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 15 min

  • Skill: Intermediate

Ingredients

  1. 10 Large prawns

  2. 2 tsp Salt

  3. 1 tsp Pepper

  4. 1/2 Egg

  5. 1 tbsp Plain Flour

  6. 1 tbsp Corn Flour

  7. 1 tbsp Sugar

  8. 20 Curry leaves

  9. 4 Chili Padi (chopped)

  10. 50 g Unsalted butter

  11. 1 cup Cereal

  12. 1 tsp chicken powder

  13. 1 tbsp milk powder

Instructions

  1. cut and clean the 10 prawns

  2. trim legs and devein prawns

  3. add half a beaten egg

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

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

  6. drain and set aside

  7. pluck 20 curry leaves

  8. cut 4 chili padi

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

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

  11. add cereal mixture and fry

  12. add prawns and mix well

  13. cut and clean the 10 prawns

  14. trim legs and devein prawns

  15. add half a beaten egg

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

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

  18. drain and set aside

  19. pluck 20 curry leaves

  20. cut 4 chili padi

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

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

  23. add cereal mixture and fry

  24. add prawns and mix well