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Beer Battered Sweet and Sour Prawns

Few people can resist a sweet, tender and succulent prawn… fewer still when there’s gorgeously crispy batter and a sticky, tangy sauce involved! Serve these sweet and sour prawns alongside steamed rice or as an appetiser.

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Beer Battered Sweet and Sour Prawns

PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
10 minutes
SERVES
4
Ingredients

1 cup self-raising flour

1/3 cup potato starch or cornflour (cornstarch), plus ½ cup extra

330ml (11 fl oz) bottle cold beer 

vegetable oil, for deep-frying

600g (1.3 lb) green prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact

Marion’s Kitchen Thai Sweet & Sour Original Marinade (click here to find out where to buy)

spring onions (scallions), sliced, to serve

sea salt

Steps
  • Step 1

    Whisk together the flour, potato starch and a large pinch of salt. Make a well in the middle, then gradually whisk in enough beer to form a smooth batter (feel free to drink the remaining beer!).

  • Step 2

    Fill a wok or saucepan to about one-third capacity with oil. Heat over high heat. The oil is hot enough when a wooden spoon dipped into the oil forms little bubbles (this should be around 165°C or 330°F).

  • Step 3

    Place the extra potato or cornflour on a plate. Working in batches, add the prawns and dust lightly to coat, shaking off any excess. Dip the prawns into the batter before gently placing into the hot oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until each prawn is golden, crisp and cooked through. Drain on a wire rack or paper towel. Sprinkle with salt.

  • Step 4

    Transfer the prawns to a serving plate. Scatter over the spring onions and serve with the Thai Sweet & Sour for dipping.

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Annette
March 28, 2023

Easy dinner time

Marion’s recipes are fantastic, easy to follow even for novices.

I look forward to receiving new recipes and excited to try new tastes

Arlene
August 25, 2022

Awesome!!!

I seldom write a reviews but I want to share my experience. I made this dish for my husband’s birthday celebration and my visitors totally loved the dish. And they even asked for more 🙂 This is an easy recipe to make.

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