This one is for my mom. My mom is a very simple person. She loves eating and she could literally eat a horse. No joke! She is 68 this year and God is kind enough to bless her with a healthy appetite and good health. She especially likes crispy and crunchy food and that only means deep-fried oil-laden food. While you (and I) are using every technology possible to reduce fats to keep healthy, she is possibly happily devouring her favourite KFC and its crispy skin too! Just today, she brought home a few very large fresh prawns and asked me to fry it for her. It is her favourite, or rather, one of her many favourites. Hence, this recipe is dedicated entirely to her.
This post reads "easy breaded prawn recipe" but it is so simple there is really no recipe here. Unlike other meats, the prawn cooks easily enough. Just don't overcook it and you are fine savouring the natural flavour and sweetness of its meat. Add a little seasoning for taste and the three coating steps. The end result is a beautifully crisped golden crustacean dish that even hardcore naysayers would find it difficult to resist.
This breaded prawn recipe is simple yet tasty and pleasant looking. If you feel adventurous, you could replace part bread for other ingredients such as cornmeal, oatmeal, shredded coconut or even crushed crackers. This would give you endless possibilities.
Easy Breaded Prawn Recipe
6 XL sized prawns
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 pinch of pepper
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup corn flour
1 cup dried breadcrumbs
oil for deep frying
1. Prepare prawns. Using a pair of scissors, cut off the legs, tails and the pointed part of the head. Make an incision in the middle and remove the veins. Season with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar and pepper. Set aside.
2. Set ingredients for coating. Add the rest of seasoning to the eggs and mix well. Line cornflour, egg and breadcrumbs in sequence.
3. Coat prawns. Dip prawn in flour, shake and then in egg and lastly in breadcrumbs. Repeat until all prawns are coated. Use a pair of chopsticks to do this process in order not to get your fingers messy.
4. Fry prawns. Heat oil. When oil is hot enough, put coated prawns in. Use moderate fire. When prawns turned almost golden, increase heat. Remove when it becomes golden and drain. Serve hot with sauce of your choice.