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Golden fried prawns | How to batter fry jumbo prawns

Golden fried prawns, a perfect oriental starter dish made with jumbo prawns, coated with crispy fried batter.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Global
Servings 4 people
Calories 160 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Frying pan


  • 24 Prawns or shrimp, jumbo size
  • Oil to fry

To make the batter:

  • 3 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Corn starch
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¾ tsp Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Whole egg
  • ½ tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Chili sauce or 1/4 tsp chili powder-optional
  • ¼ cup Water approx.



  • Clean the jumbo prawns or shrimp with running water. (If you have whole prawns read the above post to learn how to de-shell and de-vein prawns and shrimp.)
  • Pat them dry with kitchen tissue to remove the excess water.

Recipe for Golden fried prawns:

  • In a mixing bowl, take 3 tbsp of all-purpose flour and 1 tbsp of corn starch.
  • Add in 1 tsp of salt and 3/4 tsp of sugar.
  • Put a pinch of baking powder, 1 whole egg, 1/2 tsp of pepper powder and 1 tsp red chili sauce. You can replace chili sauce with 1/4 tsp of chili powder, or leave it out completely if desired.
  • Next, pour a quarter cup of water and mix till no lumps. The batter should be thin and not thick. Adjust water accordingly.

How to Golden fry battered prawns:

  • Heat oil in a deep fry pan to a medium-hot temperature. Hold the prawn in the tail, dip into the batter and drop in the medium hot oil.
  • Add prawns one by one into the oil without crowding the space. Let them fry slowly for a min.
  • Flip them halfway through and fry all the sides.
  • Wait until the batter cooked and bulged to light brown color and remove the golden fried prawns from the oil. Repeat the same for the rest of the batches.


1) Use jumbo tiger prawns for a better outcome.
2) The temperature of the oil should be at medium-high or medium to golden fry prawns without overcooking them.


Serving: 100gCalories: 160kcal
Keyword batter fried shrimps, Golden fried prawns, golden prawn recipe, prawn starter
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