Friday, April 11, 2008

Breaded Garlicky Prawns


2008 sucks so far. This semester feels like the hardest semester yet, and I constantly feel like I'm going to buckle under the pressure at any moment. What's a girl to do?

This girl wants to eat some prawns. A long time ago, I remember reading a recipe of breaded giant garlic prawns, but I just can't recall the exact recipe, and my internet search turned up disappointing and sad looking prawns. So I came up with my own recipe.

INGREDIENTS

20 medium prawns

2 packets of butter crackers [or breadcrumbs, but I think this is better]

Pinch of salt

1/2 bulb of garlic, peeled [adjust according to how garlicky you want your prawns to be]

1 egg, beaten

Some oil
Prepare baking tray by lining with foil or baking paper, then drizzle with oil

Peel your prawns, then butterfly and remove veins [slice it along the back until almost cut through, but not yet, and remove the black line]

Grate the garlic as fine as possible, and mix well with salt and the finely crushed crackers.

Spreading the prawns along its sliced opening to create the 'butterfly' shape, dip well in egg, then coat well in cracker mixture. Place cut side down on prepared baking tray.

Follow with the rest of the prawns.

Bake in a preheated 130 degree celcium oven for around 10 minutes, or until golden brown, serve immediately, with favorite cocktail

With these prawns, a tall glass of screwdriver and 3 hours of LOTR, I can recover from anything. Something about the elegant and poetic world of Tolkien feels like balm on my banged up soul
Random question: How does one knows when one is an Arwen, and when one is an Eowyn?
P.S. To obtain maximum crunch, you can deep fry these prawns as well, but in my no-deep-frying home, baking works just fine

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know! Maybe you should bake CARROT CAKE next time. I lovelovelove the frosting they always have.. cream cheese frosting or something. pa will like it too, cos it's like huat guei.
Your sister.

Hynavian said...

Ah just by looking at the picture, I'm being tempted by it! I've to try out the recipe one day, thanks for sharing. :)