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Crispy Prawn / Shrimp Balls With the Perfect Dipping Sauce

I am always trying to introduce new foods into my kids diets. I don’t force them to eat their food, but I do ask them to at least try a new food once. Then I revisit that food a couple weeks down the line again. My older one loves shrimp and prawns. The little one, not so much.

crispy prawn balls- crispy shrimp balls

So I gave it a break and had him try some other foods, then this weekend I decided to have him try it again. I’m so glad I did. I changed the form it was given to him in and he really enjoyed it. That shows me that he does enjoy prawn and shrimp, just not in all forms. I will keep trying with him later on and hopefully it will pay off.

These crispy shrimp balls went down a treat! I served them with my perfect dipping sauce, and now I wish I had made a quadruple batch!

Preparation Time 5 minutes

Freeze Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Serves 4


500 grams prawn/ shrimp- peeled and deveined

1 stalk green onion- only the green part

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon garlic paste

1/2 teaspoon ginger paste

1 egg white

2 tablespoons corn flour

1 egg- for coating

Flour- for coating

Bread crumbs- for coating

Dipping Sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon hot water

2 tablespoon soy suce

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 teaspoon chilli oil

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon minced ginger

1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Combine the prawns, onion, salt, pepper, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, egg white and corn flour in the food processor. Pulse until a paste forms.

  2. Roll the mixture into a ball shape. Cover in egg and breadcrumbs.

  3. Freeze the shrimp/ prawn balls for 30 minutes

  4. Heat 1 inch oil in a pan to 180c. Fry the balls for 3-4 minutes each side until golden.

  5. For the sauce: combine all the ingredients and serve.

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