Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Homemade Prawn Crackers 自制虾饼~喜气羊羊 2015

When I was young, always seeing my mother made prawn crackers during CNY. My mother has been stopped making prawn crackers since last few years as she just bought from my auntie who selling prawn crackers. But after seeing my niece making her own prawn crackers, inspired me to make some. My first attempted was a success one, the taste just nice and full of prawn aroma.

 
 
The making process..
The tricky part is slicing prawn cracker into thin slices that neither too thin (too quickly melt in your mouth)  nor too thick (difficult to expand)

 
Then dry directly in sun.
You know what, after I chosen the first 3 trays with perfect prawn cracker slices then brought out to sun dry. After half an hour, i went out to check and realized that all have been gone missing as all of them already in my dog's stomach , sob sob . My friend Yan told me this is the best joke of the year, LOL



Homemade Prawn Crackers 自制虾饼 

400g small white prawns, only flesh, drained dry
400g tapioca flour 

10g fine salt or to taste
1tsp white ground pepper ( I use Sarawak white pepper)
1tsp sugar
1/4tsp msg, optional  

Method

  1. Put prawn in a food processor, add in all the seasonings, process till fine paste.
  2. Transfer prawn paste in a mixing bowl, slowly add in tapioca flour, and mix until mixture come together and form into soft dough.
  3. Taste the raw dough, add more salt if less salty. As after frying, it will taste less salty.
  4. Shape the dough into two equal long rolls, pressing and slapping the rolls as to eliminate air bubbles.
  5. Place rolls on a steaming tray (leave some gap in between), steam over medium high heat for 100mins (make sure steam them for long hours as the dough must cooked well then only can turn into crackers ).
  6. When the rolls are cool, place in a plastic container, and store in fridge overnight to firm up.
  7. Use a sharp knife, slice into thin slices, neither not too thin nor too thick.
  8. Lay them on metal tray, and dry directly in the sun. It takes 1-2 days of drying. To test whether they are ready or not, just take few pieces and deep fry them.
  9. Deep fry the prawn crackers in hot oil till they expand. Store in air-tight container.
Recipe learnt from my niece, by Sonia ak.a. Nasi Lemak Lover

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27 comments:

YF Cheng said...

haha..sorry to say that i burst into laughter when i read that all the crackers are in your dog's stomach! it's so funny! :D

mui mui said...

Hi Ah Chi,
Your dog really know how to choose good quality keropok eh!!! Hahahha!
I would love to have some from you too :D
mui

Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

Sorry, I can't help but laughed out loud when I read about the crackers being eaten by your dog! Amazing that you made prawn crackers from scratch! Hope I have the patience to do this too in the future!

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rachel said...

I like this ,Yummy

Veronica Ng said...

I love homemade prawn crackers, they are the best. You can control what you put in them.

0620 said...

Homemade... always the BEST!!

Sem said...

I tasted a home-made prawn crackers once , cannot forget the taste, it is so nice , different from those sold in market.

Swee San said...

Sonia, u know how to make the purple sweet potato crackers ?? :)

Phong Hong said...

hah..hah...your dog lucky fella get to eat your keropok and good food :) It is good that you know how to make own keropok. Got better ingredients not like the commercial one.

joceline lyn said...

哇! Sonia, 你家狗狗提早过新年也。哈哈~
homemade 的虾饼,很棒哦。小朋友最爱的虾饼。

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Thanks for sharing, if not, didn't know the process of making prawn cracker...

Mel said...

I think the minute you realise the prawn crackers gone missing and your dog ate it... you dont know you should be mad or had a laugh staring out at your dog!! You dog must have said....that is the best prawn crackers!!

Victoria Bakes said...

my worth! you make your own keropok! no wonder little doggy eats it too because he knows homemade are z best!

Victoria Bakes said...

my worth! you make your own keropok! no wonder little doggy eats it too because he knows homemade are z best!

Small Kucing said...

you are real good la. Home made prawn crackers

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Swee San, basically it is almost the same with prawn crackers when you make sweet potato crackers. Mix mashed sweet potato with tapioca flour with seasonings, and the rest of the steps will be the same. If you have try out, let me know the outcome ya.

Anne Regalado said...

Sonia , that is one happy dog lol Good to know that you can make it homemade without adding any unnecessary ingredients !

Min said...

I love your joke of the year! Cute dog you have ;)

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Sonia,
Your dog really knows what is ho liao, haha. I can't believe it's so easy to make, I would have to try drying in the oven, cos I have no sun over here. Do you have any idea what is the appropriate temp to use and roughly how long. Thanks!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

hahaha...too funny..:) nice post..

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia,
I would like to try out this recipe but I have no sun here.. Is there any other alternative to dry the crackers?? Thks
Joann

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Joann, maybe you can try to bake in the oven at low temp like 120C till dry. let me know if you try this method.

Anonymous said...

Bake in 120C oven....good idea. I don't get the sun too where I live =_= ......

I will try as I live on an island where shrimps/prawns are plentiful! Thanks Sonia!

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Anonymous said...

Your crackers looks delicious. Do you have any fish cracker to share with. My dad loves fish crackers. Appreciated if you have. Thanks.

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