Honey prawns recipe
Honey prawns are a popular Chinese takeaway dish that you can easily cook at home. Serve with fried rice and your family will be demanding seconds.
- 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup cornflour
- 500g green king prawns, deveined, tails intact
- vegetable oil, for deep-frying
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
Place self-raising flour in a bowl. Whisk in the egg and water gradually, until a thick batter forms. Meanwhile, heat oil for deep-frying.
Dip the prawns in cornflour; then dip into the batter, shaking off any excess.
Deep fry batches of 6 prawns until golden and drain on absorbent paper.
When all of the prawns are cooked, heat the honey in a microwave for 60 seconds.
Toss the prawns in the warmed honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with fried rice.
- You can thin the batter with water to give you a thinner, crispier coating. This recipe produces quite a thick coating.
- To toast sesame seeds: dry fry them in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Make sure you give them a good shake every 20 seconds.
- This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.