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Deep-Fried Prawns with Batter (Jow Ha)

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Category: Seafood, Chinese

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Prawns
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 3/4 c Flour
  • 2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 c Cornstarch [Yep++1 cup...
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  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tb Oil
  • 3/4 c Water
  • 4 c Oil


Shell and devein prawns, leaving the tails on. Devein and clean.
Sprinkle with salt and mix well. Refrigerate for two hours. Mix
flour, baking powder, cornstarch, eggs, oil and water to make a

COOKING: Heat wok. Add 4 cups oil and reheat. Holding the prawns by
the tails, dip in batter, then drop into hot oil. Fry until golden,
turning once. Drain. Serve hot.

Do-ahead notes: Deep fry, cool and freeze. Preheat oven to 350F. Place
frozen prawns in single layer on cookie sheet and heat for 12 to 15

Comments: Use cocktail sauce, chili sauce or sweet and sour sauce for
dipping. One cup prepared biscuit mix may be substituted for the
flour and baking powder.

Yield: 4 servings.

From "The Chinese Village Cookbook." A practical guide to Cantonese
country cooking. Rhoda Yee, Yerba Buena Press, San Francisco. 1975.

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