Saturday, April 26, 2008

Simple And Easy Prawn Fritters...aka...Heh Kian......


This Chinese style of cucur udang.....or prawn fritters has been around for as long as I can remember. As a child I remember my mum used to cook this dish with prawns, sometimes adding some beansprouts and fried it thinly in a ladle that makes a good snack dip into chilli sauce........

Since prawns are very expensive nowadays ....we can use the smaller shrimps which is so much cheaper to make this dish....small children as well as adults would love to dip it in their favourite sauce.........here is a simple recipe of my prawn fritters........

Ingredients:

200 gms small prawns- peeled and minced
1 tsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
20 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 large onions- minced
1 fresh chilli- finely sliced (optional)
1 egg
350 ml water
oil for deep-frying

Method:

Season the minced prawns with salt, pepper, salt and oyster sauce....and leave aside for 5 to 10 mins or in fridge. Then add in flour, baking powder, onions, and sliced or chopped chillis and stir well adding in the water bit by bit til the batter is well mix and soft. If it is a bit dry add in more water to mix to the right consistency. (If using bigger egg, lessen the water). Set aside the batter for 10 to 15 mins for it to rise. Deep-fry in hot oil, by putting spoonful of the batter into oil. Take care not to burn the fritters by controlling the heat from medium to low once the oil is heated up. Drained on kitchen towel and serve it with rice or as snacks with sambal belacan, chilli sauce or mayonaise................

Prawn fritters frying in hot oil...............................

10 comments:

eastcoastlife said...

Wah! Your family quite well to do when you were young. My family was poor and could eat chicken only during Chinese New Year. Prawns!? Never tried until I was 15 and went to a wedding dinner. :)

HH said...

can i get some tapao from u???? :P i like to eat :D

Sweet Jasmine said...

eastcoastlife - My mum and I not very rich but can get by coz not many mouths to feed...and I her only child (she single mum) of course pamper me with all the nice nice food.....we never see big big prawns like now..ha..ha..but get to eat shrimps once in a while....now children very lucky...have big big prawns also complain...

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi, HH...your first time here i guess...this is so easy to cook....just buy some small prawns and cook yrself..so no need to ta pau fr. me....
Thanks for coming by.....

U.Lee said...

Hi Sweet Jasmine, any leftovers? You sure can cook very well.
By the way, if and when you cook fishead lemak or curry, invite me, ha ha. Lee.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hmmm...I don't think I have cooked this before, unbelievable right? Now I'm going to try your recipe for sure, probably next week since I'm clearing my fridge prepare for the trip home and this only required shrimps, egg and onion which I have. Thanks for the recipe! :)

Sweet Jasmine said...

u.lee - hi,lee..no need to eat leftovers...i can cook some fresh ones for you anytime as requested...
Cheers...

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - oh, suprising you never cook this before...can add some beansprouts for a nicer bite....just let me know it tastes when you cook this...and and have a good trip home next week....

beachlover said...

a nice little snack:).sudah lama tak makan cucur udang.I like mine with taro instead of bean sprout.

Sweet Jasmine said...

beachlover - Taro is yam..right? I thinks i'will try that next time...this humble heh kian has evolve into many variations beyond our imagination...thru different cultures.....