500g (1 lb) peeled and deveined prawns
5 garlic cloves
2 coriander roots
½ tsp ground white pepper
1 tbsp fish sauce
½ tsp sugar
1 cup plain flour (all-purpose flour)
vegetable oil for deep frying
Use a mortar and pestle to pound the garlic and coriander roots to a rough paste. Mix the prawns with the garlic paste, pepper, fish sauce and sugar.
Heat enough vegetable oil in a saucepan for deep frying. When the oil is hot, toss the prawns in the flour and then cook in batches in the hot oil for 2-3 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel. Serve with Coconut Sweet Chilli as a dipping sauce.