Spicy Prawn Fritters Stir Fry

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Hot prawn fritters stir fry

Hot prawn fritters stir fry

Prawns, or shrimps, is my top favourite for savoury dishes. I love it cooked in any way. This spicy prawn fritters stir fry was actually a dish that went wrong. It was not meant to be a fritter dish but really glad that it still turned out very delicious. It became a new dish all on it own!

I actually wanted this dish to be dry and spicy but I made a mistake. I used frozen prawns which ended up with quite a lot of water when thawed. Without realising it, I added in all the rest of the Ingredients A. I ended up with prawns batter! I should have squeezed out the water from the prawns first. I will try this dish again next time. Maybe I will omit the egg too.

Nevertheless, this hot prawn fritters stir fry is simple and easy, yet delicious.

Ingredients A (prawn fritters)
150 small cooked prawns
1t light soya sauce
1/2t pepper powder
1/2t sugar
1 small egg (lightly beaten)
2T corn flour

Prawn fritters batter

Prawn fritters batter

Put Ingredients A in a mixing bowl and mix. Heat up some oil in a frying pan or wok and scoop spoonfuls of the prawn mixture into the pan. When they are browned, turn over and cook the other side until cooked. Dish up onto a clean plate. I didn’t use a lot of oil so it’s more like pan fry the fritters. I also make them into quite small pieces so they look nice and easy to eat.

Ingredients B (to fry)
4 spring onions
1 chili
fried shallots and oil

Ingredients C (seasoning)
1t sea salt
1/2t pepper powder
pinch sugar

Fry the spices

Fry the spices

Heat up some fried shallot oil (including fried shallots) and add the spring onions and chilies. Fry until fragrant and then add the seasoning in Ingredients C. Stir through and pour back the prawns fritters.  Mix it well and dish up. Serve hot. It is spicy and delicious. You can eat it just as it is or you can eat it with rice or noodles or with salad.

Do you like fritters? Do you have a favourite fritter to share? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other prawns/shrimps recipes that you may be interested in:
Dry Seafood Curry
Tiger Prawns In Butter Sauce
Pumpkin, Prawns And Coconut Soup (Thai)
King Prawns And Vegetables Stir Fry
Shrimps And Bok Choy Stir Fry
Creamy King Prawns And Marrow Stir Fry
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Fried Rice Noodles With King Prawns And Chicken
King Prawns And Salmon Curry
Tamarind (Assam) Tomato Tiger Prawns

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Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes  on April 12th, 2010

Love the color! So beautiful!

Shirley  on April 12th, 2010

Well if the dish goes wrong and still tastes good, everyone will eat it. If it doesnt, we’ll be the only ones eating it. Isnt it? I’ve had to eat my wrong dishes recently.

somewhere in singapore  on April 12th, 2010

Prawns, my favourite… hehe…

Sushma Mallya  on April 12th, 2010

looks great mary, love spicy dishes, …

The Little Teochew  on April 12th, 2010

Mary, I LOVE prawn fritters. Let’s think of your dish as a delicious mistake. :) I actually have 3 prawn fritter recipes on my blog, one of which I am going to make tonight (what a coincidence!). Take a look at them if you have the time:




Have a great day!

the lacquer spoon  on April 12th, 2010

Prawns with soy and pepper.. mmm,yum! Lovely savoury dish :)

Divina  on April 12th, 2010

It’s not obvious that something went wrong. Still looks good with your favorite ingredients.

SathyaSridhar  on April 12th, 2010

Mary,,how r u ter dear?..missed you long time… prawn with soy n pepper looks great dear looks crispy n delicious…i have read all ur previous posts i like lemon cake, special fried rice looks great my hubbyy likes it evry much and i bookmarked ur sweet potato cake,,i like ur version of potato cake very much dear,, i will try that soon n will pass it to you,,

anncoo  on April 12th, 2010

Wooo…another delicious prawn dish! Yumm…yum..
Want to try my recipe Deep Fried Tofu with prawns?

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on April 12th, 2010

Oh Mary, even if this dish didn’t turn out how you planned, I would very happily pay good money for it! It’s just what I need on this wet Perth day.

Mary  on April 12th, 2010

@Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes - Thanks very much, Sook! :D

@Shirley - You are very right. I’m so glad this dish didn’t go wrong. But probably I won;t mind too as it’s a prawn dish…haha :D

@somewhere in singapore - Yeah, we share the same favourite! :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@The Little Teochew - Ju, thanks very much for the links to your prawn fritters dishes! :D I would love to try them. I am already imagining myself dipping happily the fritters in chili sauce :P Love your description…delicious mistakes!

@the lacquer spoon - Thanks very much! :D

@Divina - What a relief….haha! :D I’m more daring to try when comes to my favourite ingredients cos I know I will still enjoy it, but not others though :P

@SathyaSridhar - Thanks very much for visiting again and lovely comment, Sathya! :D I’m doing well. Trust you are too. Wow…..I’m amazed at how many recipes you’ve gone through. Have fun baking and cooking! Would love to hear more from you :D

@anncoo - Thanks very much, Ann, for the link! :D Your deep fried tofu looks really delicious. I need to go and get fresh prawns first to make your dish. I wonder whether ready cooked prawns would do cos it’s easy to get the frozen cooked prawns here…cheaper too.

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - Haha…Conor, you are just so sweet! :D If you come, I’ll cook a big dish for you…for free! Must be Autumn now on your side. We are in Spring now and getting warmer here. Really happy that the freezing cold winter is at last over. Take care and keep dry and warm.

kristy  on April 12th, 2010

We, housewife engineers always found a way to settle it! No problem! haha….

Joanne  on April 12th, 2010

This looks like such a tasty dish! The texture of the fritters must have been a nice contrast to the veggies!

lesley  on April 12th, 2010

Hello Mary,

I found your page when I was wandering around the www! What a wonderful place for foodies! I like the sound of your Spicy Prawns stir-fry! I do have a recipe but it’s not on our site yet, my hubby makes them with a beer batter which is incredibly light, I’ll get on his case to get the recipe if you’d like to try it :o)

Angie's Recipes  on April 12th, 2010

LOL @ Kristy’s comment….the dish looks so flavourful and yummy.

Mark @ Cafe Campana  on April 12th, 2010

Mmmm these prawn fritters look mighty good. I really like the spicy salsa to put on top.

Priya  on April 12th, 2010

Thats a tempting stir fry, can have them anytime anyday..looks truly divine..

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Simply Life  on April 12th, 2010

what a perfect stir-fry combo! YUM!

fimère  on April 12th, 2010

une assiette bien épicée et très appétissante, j’aime beaucoup
bonne journée

Kristi Rimkus  on April 12th, 2010

I love spicy dishes! We usually have shrimp once a week. I’ll be making this dish!

5 Star Foodie  on April 12th, 2010

It sounds fantastic, crispy and spicy! Perfect!

shirley@køkken69  on April 12th, 2010

Hi Mary, I do remember you like shrimps and prawn fritters are really good though I have not had them for many many many years… Hmm can’t understand why is that so… Now you’ve enticed me to try to make this.

tasteofbeirut  on April 12th, 2010


This recipe is simple to follow and full of flavor; thanks for sharing it!

Jeannie  on April 12th, 2010

I love the color and the fact that it has shrimps in it!

Mary  on April 12th, 2010

@kristy - More than that…..we seem to have to eat everything that others don’t like…haha :P

@Joanne - Thanks very much, Joanne! :D

@lesley - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, lesley! :D Wow…your hubby cooks well! I would love the beer prawns. Thanks very much!

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! Love being called housewife engineers…LOL :D

@Mark @ Cafe Campana - Thanks very much, Mark! :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! Me, too…any time, any day :D

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@Simply Life - Thanks very much! :D

@fimère - Thanks very much! :D

@Kristi Rimkus - My family loves spicy food. if I don’t control, I think they will eat even more spicy! But spicy food does give the punch :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

@shirley@køkken69 - My gosh…how did you miss that for so many years? I’m tempted to make everyday now :P

@tasteofbeirut - You are most welcome. Thanks very much! :D

@Jeannie - Thanks very much, Jeannie! :D

Treat and Trick  on April 12th, 2010

This looks so colorful and delicious even it’s a bit watery as you mentioned. Here is mine:


Mary  on April 12th, 2010

This is what we call a “happy accident”, Mary. It may not have been what you intended but it looks and sounds wonderful. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

Namitha  on April 12th, 2010

You have a lovely collection of prawn recipes..Prawns is one of my fav too :-)

rebecca  on April 12th, 2010

yummy as ever

Mary  on April 12th, 2010

@Treat and Trick - Thanks very much for your lovely comment and sharing your bread fritters! Would be great for parties :D

@Mary - Lovely description…happy accident….very comforting :D Thanks very much, Mary!

@Namitha - Yeah…wonderful to know it’s your favourite too! :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! :D

Cookin' Canuck  on April 12th, 2010

This looks like a delicious mistake! Sometimes the best dishes happen by accident.

Kathy Gori  on April 12th, 2010

This looks great Mary. I love any sort of fritter!

sweetlife  on April 12th, 2010

what a great dish..prawns oh yum…great recipe


Juliana  on April 12th, 2010

Wow, this prawns sure look tasty,love the way you prepare it with an egg :-)

pegasuslegend  on April 12th, 2010

now these look fantastic!

Faith  on April 12th, 2010

Your prawn fritters look delicious! Another wonderful stir-fry, Mary!

Mimi  on April 12th, 2010

I’m glad you had this kitchen mishap, these look delicious.

Nasi Lemak Lover  on April 12th, 2010

This look delicious!

Light Delight with TouTou  on April 12th, 2010

ohhhh now I know how to make fritters! they looks really yummy , and the color is great!

tigerfish  on April 12th, 2010

any difference between fritter and cake? I made shrimp cakes! :D

Mary  on April 13th, 2010

@Cookin’ Canuck - Haha…delicious mistake…love your description! :D

@Kathy Gori - Thanks very much, Kathy! :D Give a try. I hope you like this one.

@sweetlife - Thanks very much, SweetLife! :D

@Juliana - Thanks very much, Julianan! :D

@pegasuslegend - Thanks very much, Claudia! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@Mimi - Haha…a new recipe from a mistake….cool! :D Thanks very much, Mimi!

@Nasi Lemak Lover - Thanks very much, Sonia! :D

@Light Delight with TouTou - Thanks very much, Tou Tou! :D

@tigerfish - Fritters are pan fried or deep fried but cakes are baked. Shrimp cakes? That’s new to me. Maybe you mean those shrimp patties which are often called cakes. Now you make me wonder, too…haha :D

DG  on April 13th, 2010

Crispy prawn with bit spicy taste, it sure taste delicious.

penny aka jeroxie  on April 13th, 2010

Just as long it is prawns, it is fine! I will eat it.

Vinolia  on April 13th, 2010

I love fritters, and prawn fritters are my favorite too!!!

like you, I can never resist prawn dishes!!!

your new invention (the recipe ofcourse -;) ) looks simple and delicious!!! I ‘d love it with some rice noodles!!! have a nice day Mary !!

Mary  on April 13th, 2010

@DG - Thanks very much, DG! :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Penny, you are such a prawn lover, too! :D

@Vinolia - Vinolia, we have simliar favourite…yeah! We should have a prawn party :D

petite nyonya  on April 13th, 2010

for a dish gone wrong, i think this looks darn delicious!!

peteformation  on April 13th, 2010

Good idea, my wife would love this dish!

Rochelle (Acquired Taste)  on April 13th, 2010

I love prawns and fritters so I’ve got to give this a try :)

rosebelle  on April 13th, 2010

This is a remarkable dish because it has everything I love in it! I hope mines will turn out right!

xiaoyen  on April 13th, 2010

It’s similar to shrimp tempura which my kids love. I just need to omit the spiciness out of it so my kids can enjoy this dish too.

Mary  on April 13th, 2010

@petite nyonya - I was disappointed initially but was thankful in the end. Really glad it turned out well. :D

@peteformation - I’m happy to hear that, Pete. Have fun cooking! :D

@Rochelle (Acquired Taste) - Have fun cooking, Rochelle! :D

@rosebelle - Give a try. I would be happy to know how you get along with it. Have fun cooking :D

@xiaoyen - I hope your kids like it. Have fun cooking :D

lequan@luvtoeat  on April 13th, 2010

I’ve never tried making fritters. Your spices definitely add wonderful colour and I’m sure equally as wonderful taste to your dish as well. I love using shrimp in my dishes. Yours are much more extravagant and creative. Thank you again for another great dish Mary.

Ann  on April 13th, 2010

One of my fav sea food is prawn.. I love this recpe. Looks so yum!

msmeanie  on April 13th, 2010

This sounds so flavorful and delicious!

Mary  on April 13th, 2010

@lequan@luvtoeat - Thanks very much, Lynn! :D I love fritters on its own with chili sauce but this dish came out as a good surprised mistake that didn’t disappoint….a big relief :D

@Ann - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment. Lovely to know you like prawns too :D

@msmeanie - Thanks very much! :D

Yummy Team  on April 13th, 2010

It looks really yummy! Simple recipe..

Michelle  on April 13th, 2010

I love fritters! Any kind of fritter! In fact we’ve vacationed in the south just so I could have my fill of fritters!

yummy koh  on April 13th, 2010

Another great cook with great dishes to share. Thanks Mary - will drop by more often to ’steal’ receipes. haha

yummy koh  on April 13th, 2010

Wow another great cook with great receipe. Shall drop by more often to ’steal’ receipes.
Thanks Mary.

rebecca  on April 13th, 2010

looks good though I have made that mistake with frozen shrimp

The Kitchen Masochist  on April 14th, 2010

I love anything with prawns. There’s a prawn fritter here that they make with grated sweet potatoes. They’re usually dipped in vinegar and chillies.

However, instead of using the ‘normal’ sized prawns like you used here, those small ones are used. I’m sure you know of these tiny prawns because a lot of PH ingredients are the same as MY ingredients. I’m not talking about the dried, salty, small prawns used as toppings either.
They’re used fresh and their shells aren’t peeled since they’re so tiny. When I go to the market, I’ll take a photo of these prawns I’m describing.

You’ll like these PH prawn fritters since you obviously have thing for sweet potatoes. :)

Mary  on April 14th, 2010

@Yummy Team - Thanks very much! :D

@Michelle - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Michelle! :D Have a fun vacation!

@yummy koh - Thanks very much for dropping by. A joy to share my recipes, though not a great cook yet …haha :D

@rebecca - It’s so easy to forget the melted ice at the bottom of the plate or bowl :( Well, it’s a lot better than a mistake of adding too much salt…haha :D

@The Kitchen Masochist - Fritters with grated sweet potato? I’ve never heard or eaten. Now I’m really curious to know how it looks like. Really appreciate that you are going to take photos to show me. Thanks very much. Maybe you can take photos of the sweet potato and prawns fritters, too. I’m sure they are very delicious….mmm I’m drooling…haha :D

Belinda @zomppa  on April 14th, 2010

LOVE this - will try this………..

Mary  on April 14th, 2010

@Belinda@Zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! Have fun cooking :D

Jamie  on April 15th, 2010

Oh that’s sad what happened but it sounds delicious anyway. But glad you said so because I can only get frozen shrimp here. This dish sounds fabulous though, everything I love!

Tasty Trix  on April 15th, 2010

Looks like a pretty happy accident to me!

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