Batter fried shrimp(prawns)in 45 minutes.
These fried shrimp are coated in an easy batter mix then deep fried until golden and crispy.
The battered and fried shrimp recipe makes the perfect appetizer or a restaurant style snack to make at home.
Served warm with your favorite seafood sauce, the batter fried shrimp is a party food to please a crowd.
If you want a seafood recipe that’s easy to make make this batter fried shrimp.
Flavors in shrimp batter fry.
The fried shrimp batter you’ll be using to make these crunchy shrimp is basic and seasoned only with salt and a pinch of red chillie powder.
But the shrimp batter is light but thick enough to be dipped just once and coat the shrimp completley.
Enhance the taste of the soft and crispy shrimp by serving it with your favorite cocktail sauce.
Serving ideas for the battered shrimp.
Serve with a few wedges of lime.
Serve with Thai sweet chilli sauce or a cocktail sauce.
Serve with spicy Thai papaya salad.
Grilled veggies or corn can be served with the batter dipped shrimp.
Serve with a tangy fruit or veggie slaw.
Can I make the batter ahead of time?
Yes, you can make 4-5 hours ahead of time and refrigerate.
Take the batter out 10-15 minutes ahead of time when you need to use it.
Just make sure to mix it well before you dip the shrimp in to it.
RECIPE AT A GLANCE
HOW TO MAKE BATTERED FRIED SHRIMP(PRAWNS)
Devein, clean and rinse the shrimp lightly.
Place the shrimp in a colander and remove all excess water.
Use thick paper towels to pat dry and remove all excess water.
Season the shrimp with salt and set aside.
How to make the shrimp batter.
Use a large bowl to mix the batter.
To this bowl, sift flour, corn starch, salt, red chillie powder, baking powder and combine well.
Add the lightly beaten or whole egg to the flour mix.
Pour in the water in 1/2 a cup to reach the shrimp batter consistency. Use water only as needed to reach the consistency to coat the shrimp.
Set aside for two minutes.
Meanwhile have a platter with kitchen paper towels and set aside for the fried shrimp.
How to fry the shrimp coated in batter.
Pour oil into the deep frying pan and gradually bring the oil to a temperature(350-375 degrees).
Test oil temperature by dropping a little batter into the oil, if the batter floats up while turning crispy, the oil is ready for the shrimp to be coated in batter and fried.
Stir the batter and then hold the shrimp by the tail, dip and and run the shrimp through the batter once or twice to coat the shrimp.
Gently add the batterd shrimp into the oil.
Only add 3 shrimp at a time and fry until golden, turn the shrimp over for an even fry.
Make sure you do not increase heat but maintain low-medium heat to fry the shrimp until it turns dark golden in color.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the shrimp and let the oil drip through before transferring the shrimp to the paper towel.
For best results, serve immediately.
- 500g of cleaned, deveined shrimp
- Salt to season
- 1/2 teaspoon of red chillie powder
- 1 and 1/2 a cup flour
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- 1 and 1/ cup water(use as needed, only adding in 1/2 a cup to reach the correct consistency)
- 1 to 1 and 1/2 a cup oil to fry
If using fresh shrimp, remove the head and shell off the shrimp, leaving the tail on. Devein, rinse with water and set aside in a colander to drain excess water.
If using frozen shrimp, let the shrimp thaw, rinse and drain excess water.
Pat dry the shrimp with kitchen paper towels and transfer them to a plate or wide bowl.
Season with Salt(1/2 tsp) and mix the salt into the shrimp.
how to make the easy flour batter for the fried shrimp.
Use a large wide bowl to mix in the batter.Sift flour(1 and 1/2 a cup), corn flour(1/3 cup corn flour), baking powder(1 and 1/2 tsp), salt to season, red chilies powder(1/2 tsp) to the bowl.
Add a whole or lightly beaten egg(1). pour in water gradually(in 1/2 a cup)until the batter reaches the correct consistency for the shrimp to be coated in.
How to fry the batter dipped shrimp.
Place a deep frying pan over the low-medium fire and pour in the oil.
Gradually bring the oil to a low-medium heat(350-375 degrees).
Or check the temperature of the oil by dropping a little batter into the oil, once the batter floats and turns golden, your oil is ready.
Stir the batter for a few seconds, hold the shrimp by its tail and dip the shrimp into the batter. make sure to coat the shrimp well by running it through the batter a couple of times and then gently drop the shrimp into the oil to fry.
Fry the shrimp in batches of three until golden brown.
This would probably take you roughly 3-4 minutes.
Turn the shrimp over for an even fry.Make sure to fry them until they are a deep golden color before you drain it from the oil.
Once the battered shrimp turn golden, use a slotted spoon to lift the shrimp and drain any excess oil.
Transffer the crispy battered and fried shrimp on to the kitchen paper towels.
To serve add them onto a plate while with some cocktail sauce and serve immediately.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 603Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 30gCholesterol 310mgSodium 1473mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 2gSugar 0gProtein 33g