Monday, 16 February 2015

炸蝦餅 Chinese New Year Snacks: Prawn Crackers | Shrimp Chips | Keropok Udang - Josephine's Recipes 138




























Prawn Crackers also called Shrimp Chips. It's one of the popular snacks during Chinese New Year and being a crowd pleasing kids and adults alike. These crackers are usually white or light brown in colour. What are Prawn Crackers ~ 'Har Pang' made of?

Ingredients:
Prawn Meat
Salt
Tapioca Starch
Egg
White Pepper
Aji-no-moto

The mixture is rolled out, steamed, sliced and sun-dried. In the traditional way, to achieve maximum crispiness, raw crackers are usually sun-dried first before frying, eliminate the moisture. Once dry, they are deep-fried in oil (which must be at high heat before cooking). 

Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prawn_cracker

Preparation method:

Heat the oil. The temperature is very important. To make sure that you have the correct temperature, drop in one cracker for the testing.

1) Deep-fry the dried prawn crackers for a few seconds until they puff up (the process takes less than 5 seconds), then use a wire basket ready to quickly remove the prawn crackers and drain. Lay out a paper towel.

2) Set aside to cool, and store in a zip seal food bags, or sealed container.


Recipe Source: JosephineRecipes.Co.Uk



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