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Chilli salt prawns

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

 2 tbsp plain flour
 2 tbsp rice flour
 1 tbsp salt
 2 tsp white pepper
 2 tsp chili powder
 8 cups peanut oil
 18 large king prawns – peeled leaving tails intact

Combine the plain flour, rice flour, salt, white pepper and chili powder in a bowl.


Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a baking tray with 5 layers of paper towel.


Place the oil in a large saucepan or wok. Heat over medium heat (when the oil is ready a cube of bread will turn golden brown in 10 seconds).


Place one-quarter of prawns in the flour mixture. Toss to coat. Shake off excess. Add to the oil and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until golden.


Use a slotted spoon to transfer to the lined tray. Place in oven to keep warm.


Repeat, in 3 more batches, with flour mixture and remaining prawns.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12 Servings