Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Pork and prawn pops recipe

Get the kids involved in making these delicious Vietnamese-inspired pork and prawn pops. The tasty grilled sticks are delicious eaten as is, or wrapped in rice paper rolls with crispy vegetables and herbs.

Serving Size:

Serves 4



  • 300g green (raw) prawn meat
  • 300g pork mince
  • 2 golden eschalots, minced
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • sweet chilli sauce, to serve


Step 1. In a food processor, pulse prawn meat until it forms a paste.

Step 2. Transfer prawn mince to a large bowl with pork, eschalots, rice flour, sugar, baking powder and coriander. Mix well.

Step 3. Using damp hands, form mixture into small balls. Press a skewer into each. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

Step 4. Heat oil in a large nonstick frypan over medium heat. Cook for two minutes on each side until golden brown and springy to touch. Serve with sweet chilli sauce.

Pork and prawn pops


  • The pork and prawn mixture is quite wet and messy. However, once it cooks, it firms up quickly.
  • These are delicious wrapped in rice paper rolls with carrot and cucumber batons and fresh coriander.
  • You could also serve these with a nuoc cham dipping sauce.
  • These Fried wontons have very similar ingredients so you can double up and make both at the same time.
  • If you prefer steamed and not fried dim sum, then try these Dim sims.
  • These Pork and prawn spring rolls are wrapped and fried until golden. They are delicious with sweet chilli sauce.
  • These Pork and quinoa balls with sweet chilli sauce are a modern twist on the traditional dim sims.
  • You can also use wonton wrappers to make these Pork and prawn dumplings.
  • These Pork and prawn potsticker dumplings are a quick entree that the whole family will love.
  • This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.