This dish uses a classic Thai preparation method of protein. It might not sound like much, but it's a very satisfying dish, especially made with shrimp that's shell-on. We eat the shrimp shell and all, as to not miss out on any flavor. It's also a very kid-friendly dinner dish. Serve with lots of rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
4 mins
total:
9 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 pound
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine garlic, tapioca flour, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and white pepper in a bowl; add prawns and toss to coat.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy skillet over high heat. Add 1/2 of the prawns in single layer; fry until golden brown and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and remaining prawns.

Cook's Notes:

Use wok instead of skillet, if desired.

Prawns can be fried in 3 batches or more, if needed, depending on the size of your skillet or wok.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; protein 20.5g; carbohydrates 19.5g; fat 24.7g; cholesterol 156.6mg; sodium 1118.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2016
Made as written except that shelling and deveining shrimp is a must for us. The fish sauce smells strong and overpowering at first but stick with it because it tones down as the shrimp is fried. This was so good that I didn't even mess with fixing rice but ate it as is with some dipping sauce. Read More
(2)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2016
Made as written except that shelling and deveining shrimp is a must for us. The fish sauce smells strong and overpowering at first but stick with it because it tones down as the shrimp is fried. This was so good that I didn't even mess with fixing rice but ate it as is with some dipping sauce. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2017
I used Cod and it was delicious!! The coating sticks well and presents well if your entertaining!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2021
We used tail-on shrimp (instead of shell-on) which definitely could have impacted the outcome, but we found the coating didn’t seem to want to stick. The flavor was great but they didn’t get crispy like I hoped. Read More
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