Prawn Crackers (Homemade Easy Recipe)

In the form of a paste of shrimps and prawns, these are known as Prawn Crackers or Shrimp Chips. These chips are light and crisp, which can be enjoyed with a snack or as an appetizer.
Get ready to make your own delicious prawn crackers! These crispy snacks are not only yummy to eat but also easy to make. Let’s move into the kitchen to make this Prawn crackers recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp or prawn meat
  • Starch (typically tapioca or potato starch)
  • Seasonings like salt, sugar, and sometimes flavorings such as ginger or garlic powder.
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Preparation:

  • The process begins by creating a paste from shrimp or prawn meat, water, and seasonings.
  • Tapioca or potato starch is then added to the paste, turning it into a thick and sticky dough.

Cooking:

The dough is formed into small pieces, often in the shape of chips or small rounds. These pieces are left out to dry, and once dried, they are ready for cooking.

To cook prawn crackers, they are deep-fried in hot oil. They puff out, becoming light and crisp in a matter of seconds as soon as they’ve struck the heating oil. It’s a delicious, crunchy, and airy snack.

How to Make Prawn Crackers (Homemade Easy Recipe):

Get ready to make your delicious prawn crackers! These crispy snacks are not only yummy to eat but also easy to make. Let’s move into the kitchen to make this Prawn crackers recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams of shrimp meat (about 1 cup; peeled and deveined)
  • 160 grams of cold water (⅔ cup)
  • 9 grams of salt (½ tablespoon)
  • 12.5 grams of sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • 2 grams of ginger powder (½ teaspoon; or 2 slices of fresh ginger)
  • 4 grams of garlic powder (1 teaspoon; optional)
  • 400 grams of tapioca starch (3+⅓ cups; you can also use potato starch)

Step By Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Prepare the Shrimp:

Start by peeling and devening a shrimp. It’s important to remove the shells and the dark vein that runs along the back of the shrimp.

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Step 2 – Make the Shrimp Paste:

Mix the shrimp, cold water, salt, sugar, and ginger powder into a food processor. You can add garlic powder, too, if you’re in love with garlic. Once you have the smooth paste, blend everything.

Step 3 – Add Starch:

Transfer the shrimp paste to a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the tapioca starch (or potato starch) while stirring. Keep mixing until it becomes a thick and sticky dough.

Step 4 – Roll the Dough:

Now comes the fun part! Take small pieces of the dough and roll them into small balls or even tiny pancakes. These will be your prawn crackers.

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Step 5 – Dry Them Out:

Place your prawn cracker shapes on a tray and let them sit out for a few hours to dry. If you have a sunny spot, that’s even better.

Step 6 – Fry Them Up:

Heat some oil in a pan. Once it’s hot, carefully drop your prawn crackers into the oil. They will puff up and turn crispy in just a few seconds. Make sure to do this step with adult supervision.

Step 7 – Enjoy:

Once they’re golden and crispy, take your prawn crackers out of the oil and let them cool for a minute. Then, it’s time to enjoy your homemade crackers!

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Serving:

Prawn crackers are commonly served as a snack, often with dipping sauces like sweet chili sauce. They can also be a delightful addition to meals, served as an appetizer or a side dish.

Equipments:

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Prawn Crackers (Homemade Easy Recipe)

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In the form of a paste of shrimps and prawns, these are known as Prawn Crackers or Shrimp Chips. These chips are light and crisp, which can be enjoyed with a snack or as an appetizer.Get ready to make your own delicious prawn crackers! These crispy snacks are not only yummy to eat but also easy to make. Let's move into the kitchen to make this Prawn crackers recipe.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Chinese, korean, seafood
Servings 12 people
Calories 131 kcal

Equipment

  • Kitchen Scale (Measuring Cups)
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Blender Or Food Processor
  • Large Pot
  • Rotary cheese grater

Ingredients
  

  • 200 grams Shrimp meat (peeled and deveined)
  • cup Water Cold
  • ½ tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Ginger powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder Optional
  • 3⅓ cups Tapioca starch (you can also use potato starch)

Instructions
 

Step 1 – Prepare the Shrimp:

  • Start by peeling and devening a shrimp. It's important to remove the shells and the dark vein that runs along the back of the shrimp.
    prawn crackers

Step 2 – Make the Shrimp Paste:

  • Mix the shrimps, cold water, salt, sugar and ginger powder into a food processor. You can add garlic powder, too, if you're in love with garlic. Once you have the smooth paste, blend everything.

Step 3 – Add Starch:

  • Transfer the shrimp paste into a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the tapioca starch (or potato starch) while stirring. Keep mixing until it becomes a thick and sticky dough.

Step 4 – Roll the Dough:

  • Now comes the fun part! Take small pieces of the dough and roll them into small balls or even tiny pancakes. These will be your prawn crackers.
    prawn crackers

Step 5 – Dry Them Out:

  • Place your prawn cracker shapes on a tray and let them sit out for a few hours to dry. If you have a sunny spot, that's even better. You can ask an adult to help you with this step.

Step 6 – Fry Them Up:

  • Heat some oil in a pan. Once it's hot, carefully drop your prawn crackers into the oil. They will puff up and turn crispy in just a few seconds. Make sure to do this step with adult supervision.

Step 7 – Enjoy:

  • Once they're golden and crispy, take your prawn crackers out of the oil and let them cool for a minute. Then, it's time to enjoy your homemade crackers!
    prawn crackers

Notes

Servings:

Prawn crackers are commonly served as a snack, often with dipping sauces like sweet chili sauce. They can also be a delightful addition to meals, served as an appetizer or a side dish.
 
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