- 10 shrimps or prawns
- salad oil for deep frying
- a little flour
- 1 egg
- 1/6 cup cold water
- 2/3 ounce flour
or Salt (Optional)
Hull shell and devein the shrimp.
Make a cut in the stomach side. Cut off the tip of the tail diagonally.
To make coating, mix the egg and cold water in a bowl. Add the flour and toss.
Dust the shrimps lightly with a little flour before applying the coating (see Step 5).
With chopsticks, dip the shrimps into the coating and twirl them around to coat them. Fill a wok over half full with salad oil.
Heat the oil to 340°F and deep-fry 3 to 5 shrimps about a few minutes until golden brown.
Remove and drain on a rack. Cook the remaining shrimps in the same manner.
You can use either dipping sauce or salt. To make the dipping sauce, mix bonito soup stock, soy sauce and sugar together in a pan and bring to a boil. Pour into two small bowls. Dip the shrimps into the dipping sauce.
Or, if you prefer salt, pour a suitable amount onto a small plate and dip the shrimps into the salt.
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