About this recipe:These deep fried prawns are highly addictive. Crispy, sweet, salty and chilli prawns - an easy snack or nibble. Great with beer, sake or even straight up vodka. Serve with sweet chilli sauce or aioli for dipping, if desired, though as-is with the lemon is delicious. Enjoy!
oil, for deep-frying
125g plain flour
2 tablespoons chilli powder
3 teaspoons salt
500g prawns, head removed
1/2 lemon, quartered
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:10min › Ready in:20min
Heat deep-fryer to 180-190 C.
In a bowl, mix flour, chilli powder and salt together.
Coat prawns with flour mixture and deep-fry in batches; cook for a minute or two until they are nice and crispy. Remove excess oil by draining in kitchen paper. Serve warm, with lemon wedges on the side.
Made these last night as I wanted to do something different with a pack of prawns, and they were great! Very quick and easy to cook (I shallow fried as I don't have a deep fat fryer), and they were delicious - 02 Nov 2011