Top Shows

MasterChef Australia

Weds - Fri at 7.30pm TVNZ 1

Ep 16: Prawn stars

Prawn Stars

Serves: 8-10

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 6 minutes

2L vegetable oil, for frying
1kg medium green prawns, peeled but tail left on
½ cup cornflour
1 teaspoon table salt
6 eggs, lightly beaten
200g packet panko bread crumbs

Dipping sauce
50ml light soy
1-2 red bird’s eye chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon grated palm sugar
Juice of one lime

1 Fill a deep fryer, wok or saucepan with vegetable oil and heat to 160-170°C.

2 Pat prawns dry with paper towel or a clean tea towel. Toss prawns in a large bowl with cornflour and salt. Shake off excess flour and dip each prawn into egg wash then immediately into panko crumbs, then lay out on a clean tray.

3 Fry about 10-12 prawns at a time, depending on the size of the fryer or pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until just golden. Drain on clean paper towel.

4 Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and serve on the side.