Sunday, January 31, 2010

Prawn crackers (Keropok)

A relative gave us these home made sun dried sliced prawn paste chips.
It was left in the cupboard for quite sometimes if not for the coming Chinese New Year festival it would be still be untouched.

Prawn cracker dough are made from grind prawns (60%), Tapioca flour (40%), salt, pepper and water.
Then rolled into length of about 8 inches, steamed, sliced and sun dried until it turned into semi transparent chips.

As our prawn paste chips have been left in the shelf for too long it was better to leave it in the sun for a few hours to "bring it's crispness back to life"
before frying.

Sun dried raw sliced prawn paste chips.

Filled a hot wok with plenty of vegetable oil and slowly place the sun dried sliced prawn paste chips into it.

Watch it bloom into lovely white fluffy prawn cracker in seconds !!!

Scooped it up and colander it with thick Kitchen rolls-let it cool down and then pack it into airtight containers-the crackers were deeply prawn flavored, crispy with melt in the mouth sensation.


CUMI & CIKI said...

if i send you my bag, will u fry it for me? kidding;)

ur photos making me hungry. i can almost hear it crackling!

Duckie said...

i want!!!

backStreetGluttons said...

when we were young, the only crackers we knew were the prawn crackers.the one can cover the breasts and the loud sonic sound which crack under tremendous pleasure
lol !

smallkucing said...

Nice looking Keropok. Iprefered fishkeropok.Eat with chili sauce.:D

uLi.佑莉 said...

1 of my fav food during CNY ^^

Stephanie said...

Excellent choice for CNY :-D! I love prawn cracker!

reanaclaire said...

wow..i love fact today i just bought some fish crackers.. will do some for this coming cny.. btw, i m claire from Ipoh..
nice to know u...

foodbin said...

C&CIKI-it melt in the mouth.
Duckie-everyone's one fave snack.
bSGluttons-those were the days!
smallkucing-i like those, too.
uLi/Stephanie-very addictive, too.

mimid3vils said...

I just wonder why the keropok need to put under the sun b4 fry?

foodbin said...

mimid3vils-so that it will be more easier to fry.