So, you’re having a casual get-together and want to serve simple snacks, but you want to serve something that will make a bit more of a conversation starter than a bowl of pretzels. Try prawn chips instead.
Prawn chips? Prawns, like… shrimp? Yes.
I bought this little box of uncooked prawn chips at my local Asian market for a dollar and change – very economical! The ingredients, and preparation instructions, are quite simple. Here’s a photo of the back of the box:
When you open the box, the contents might surprise you. Uncooked prawn chips look like, well, little pieces of plastic:
Don’t be alarmed. Simply pour your favorite cooking oil into a frying pan, so that the oil is about 1/2 inch deep. Coconut oil with a few drops of sesame oil added for flavor works well. Add the chips, a few at a time, to very hot oil:
After only a few seconds, the chips will crackle and “fluff up,” taking on a foamy appearance. When that happens, scoop the chips out of the oil and place them on paper napkins to drain and cool.
Only half of the box was used to make the big bowl of chips pictured above. Enjoy the crispy goodness of prawn chips the next time you are looking for a no-fuss snack!