Oatmeal Cereal Butter Prawns

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Serves: 4


  • Crispy oatmeal topping
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal (not quick cook)
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk powder
  • Deep fried prawns
  • 450 gram (1 lb. / about 2 dozens) deveined prawns (*)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch
  • enough oil for deep frying
  • Other
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon fresh curry leaves (about a dozen leaves)
  • 1-2 red bird eye chilies, seeded and thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit). Mix together oatmeals with melted butter and brown sugar. Spread evenly on a baking sheet (I use a half-sheet pan), and bake for 10 minutes, stirring half way. Once cool enough, mix with salt and milk powder. Set aside.
  2. Mix together prawns with lime juice and salt. Set aside for 10 minutes. Then add in egg and corn starch, mix well.
  3. Heat a pot of oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot (180 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit if you want to be specific), deep fry the prawns for 30 seconds, or just until the prawns turn pink. Drain over wire rack to remove excess oil.
  4. Heat butter over medium heat in a wok/frying pan until foamy. Add curry leaves and chilies, fry until the leaves look crispy.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low. Add the oatmeal topping, mix well. Add the deep fried prawns, stir to coat.
  6. Remove from heat immediately. Transfer to a serving plate and serve.


  • (*) Basically no head, cut away the feet, trim the tail part a bit, slice top and bottom through the shell and remove the yucky black stuff.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.