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How are prawn crackers made?

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Prawn crackers are a combination of well-dried prawn meat and tapioca flour mixed with spices, then shaped and deep fried in oil. Prawns are similar to shrimp and these crackers are popular in parts of Asia.

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There are several steps needed to make prawn crackers.

  • 12 ounces prawns, peeled, deveined and head removed
  • 16 ounces tapioca flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil (for frying)

Step 1: Create the cracker dough

Dry the prawns well and add to a foot processor. Puree the meat until smooth. Add the flour and seasonings and pulse until a dough forms.

Step 2: Form the crackers

Roll the dough out flat. Place the dough onto steamer plates to steam for up to 45 minutes.

Step 3: Fry the crackers

Chill the cracker dough for a couple of hours. Preheat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the dough into cracker shapes and deep fry for a couple of minutes until golden brown.

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