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  • Easy
  • Makes 12
  • 30 mins prep
  • 10 mins cook

Crispy prawn balls

Crispy prawn balls

Whip up this crispy prawn balls recipe for your next entertaining occasion! These delicious bite-sized snacks are fantastic passed around the party with sweet chilli sauce and lime wedges


  • 1 1/2 kg king prawns
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
  • 8 slices white bread, crusts removed, cut into small cubes
  • vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • coriander leaves, sweet chilli sauce, lime wedges to serve


  1. Select 12 prawns, then peel and devein them, leaving tails intact. With the remaining prawns, peel, devein and chop them.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chopped prawn with cornflour, chives, egg white, ginger, soy and pepper. Mix well until sticky.
  3. Using damp hands, wrap 1½ tablespoons of sticky mixture around each prawn to form balls, leaving tails out. Press into bread cubes to coat. Place on a lined oven tray and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. In a large saucepan,heat oil on high until a few crumbs sizzle when added (170°C). Deep-fry prawn balls in 3 batches for 3-4 minutes each until cooked, golden brown and crisp. Drain on a paper towel.
  5. Serve scattered with coriander leaves, accompanied with sweet chilli sauce and lime wedges.

This recipe first appeared in Woman's Day.

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