Hand-made prawn crackers

Hand-made prawn crackers

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Chris Chen

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
see method for ingredients

Method

  1. Mince 500 g prawn meat with a sharp cleaver to make a fine paste. Mix together with an equal mass of well-sifted tapioca flour. Season with 1 heaped teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of finely ground white pepper. Knead into a dough and keep kneading until the dough is smooth; the texture should be pliable but firm enough to hold its shape. At any time, if the dough is sticking, wet your hands and the work surface with water rather than flour. Divide the dough into four parts and shape into cylinders. Place in a bamboo steamer lined with fresh banana leaves and steam over medium heat for 1 hour until a skewer comes out clean when stuck into the middle of a roll. Don’t try to hurry things along by increasing the heat: if the integrity of the dough is compromised it may crack and produce unsuccessful prawn crackers. Cool and chill overnight in the refrigerator. The next morning, using a very sharp knife, thinly slice the cylinders. Ideally, lay out on rattan mats and dry in the hot tropical sun for a couple of days. The alternative is to place on baking trays lined with baking paper and dry in the oven at the lowest setting until dried very much to a ‘crisp’. Deep-fry at 190°C, keeping the cracker fully submerged in oil or else it won’t puffœ up, and drain on paper towels. There’s no need to advise serving them immediately ... I’m sure it will be a marvel to see how quickly they disappear.
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