Deep Fried Prawn Rolls
by Liv
August 10, 2010

Deep Fried Prawn Rolls

Aug 10, 2010 | Recipes, Taiwanese Food | 18 comments

I went to a ceramic workshop call Doodles last week with Chris and where we both painted two items each. Doodles is a ceramics workshop where you can walk in, choose a pot, whether it’s a plate, bowl or whatever, and you paint it whatever colour(s) you want. I choose a cereal bowl and a small square plate and he choose a photo frame and a rectangle plate.

doodles marchmont

We both had a lot of fun and spent three hours in the workshop. Tomorrow is the day that we can bring our ceramic works back. We both can’t wait to see how’s our work turns out.

doodles marchmont
doodles marchmont

My job has been super tiring since the Fringe and Tattoo festivals started. We’re serving a much larger number of covers and everyone has been really stressed out. So, I decided to make this simple, quick but cheerful snack for one of our dinner dish tonight.

deep fried prawn rolls

This deep fried prawn/shrimp rolls dish is one of the famous street foods in Danshui. Danshui is a very popular tourism spot for Taiwanese people and foreigners so it’s always full of people. Danshui was the place that the Spanish arrived in Taiwan and they also built a castle called Santo Domingo in Danshui. The Spanish were however expelled from Taiwan by the Dutch in 1641 and the Dutch built a new fort on the same site as San Domingo, which is known today as Hongmao Cheng.

But the funny thing is when I told my Dutch and Spanish colleague about this part of history and they don’t know anything about it. And I’m the one who gave them a history lesson for them.  So here is this tasty and super easy Taiwanese deep fried prawn roll recipe for you.

Credit: Most of these photos were taken by Chris at: Chris Radley Photography

 

Deep Fried Prawn Rolls

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 prawn rolls

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 100 g pork loin including the fat, cut into dices
  • 12 raw prawns
  • 12 cooked prawns cut into small dice (I added the cooked prawns for a different texture)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 thin slices ginger chop finely
  • 1 spring onion chop finely
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • 24 sheets spring roll pastry

Seasonings

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

Instructions

  1. 1. Use a food processor to process raw prawn and pork loin until the texture turns quite finely without any big chunks.
  2. 2. Add all the ingredients and seasonings but not the cooked prawn into step 1 and use a spatula to mix it evenly.
  3. 3. Put half a tablespoon of prawn filling on the spring roll pastry and follow the procedure photos to roll it.
    how to make deep fried prawn rolls
  4. 4. Roll the pastry towards the opposite direction
    how to make deep fried prawn rolls
  5. 5. Use a little bit of egg wash to close the edge tightly
    how to make deep fried prawn rolls
  6. 6. Heat up some oil to deep fry the prawn. Oil temperature should be 160C. It’s ready to serve when the prawn roll turns into a pretty golden colour.

 

Recipe

Deep Fried Prawn Rolls
August 10, 2010
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18 Comments

  1. Ariel

    好久沒有看到你啦~
    很喜歡你這樣的裝扮,
    氣質看起來很清新呢!

    Reply
  2. Adelina

    Yum! I am getting hungry. It’s almost lunch in LA. I love the ingredients that go in your roll.

    Reply
  3. Lisa

    Aww you guys look so cute and I bet you had a blast. These prawns look delicious! Thank you for sharing. I love the new updates to your blog (=

    Reply
  4. Emily

    Hi Liv,

    You’ve made yourself a very cute bowl. 🙂 I’ve always wanted to visit a ceramic workshop. How fun is to make one of its kind bowl or mug!

    I’m up for anything deep fried, and this recipe is a keeper! 🙂

    Reply
  5. Nancy aka Spicie Foodie

    That workshop sounds like a fun thing to do, and how great you went together:) Thanks for the history lesson, I didn’t know this either. The rolls are so pretty, they remind me of candy wrappers. They look delicious and what a great snack or meal.

    Reply
  6. Magic of Spice

    Ah, yes these are my favorite…and now I can (at least try) to make them 🙂 I love your ceramics too…

    Reply
  7. Evan @swEEts

    The spring roll papers remind me of the rice papers used to make lumpia (Filipino egg rolls).. these look delicious! I love painting your own pottery so fun!

    Reply
  8. Chef Dennis

    those are gorgeous little rolls Liv! I never thought of doing them that way, I think my girls would love to make them! I love the pics of you two at the ceramics place! Thanks for sharing them! Hope you are having a nice weekend!

    Reply
  9. Jean

    Liv, I had no idea about that bit of Chinese history. I had to walk over to my history-buff of a husband to tell him what I just read here, so thanks!

    Gosh, these prawn rolls are beautiful and seem so easy to make; as usual, your photos are gorgeous, too.

    Sounds like a lot of fun designing the ceramic bowls. I’ve always wanted to try but haven’t made the time for it. Cheers!

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Jean,
      thank you very much for your kind comment. lol I hope you gave your husband a good history lesson hehe…. You must try to make your own ceramics one day. They are great fun and it’s very therapeutic. 🙂

      Reply
  10. Judy

    Hi Liv, My mom’s friend makes a similar fried shrimp wrap and your remind me of them. They look delicious. We have a store called Color Me Mine which looks very similar to your Doodles. I love the photos of you and your husband. Looks like you had a great time! 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend!

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Judy, thanks for your comment. I’m sure the fried shrimp wrap is really tasty. Both Chris and I love eating dishes like this (especially Chris!). At Doodles children and babies can come in and paint their hands and feet and put these on plates. Can you do that at Colour Me Mine?
      When we finally have children we’ll have to do this. Hope everything is well with you.

      Reply
  11. Chris

    I really love spring rolls but these were really excellent. Our painting class was great fun. As you can see I’m not the most delicate person around but got the hang of it later on.

    Reply

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