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Fried Prawns Recipe

Fried Prawns are great starters for party and where fresh prawns are marinated and dredged in a flour mix, then deep fried till crispy and golden. A tasty treat that just takes a few minutes to make, try out Yummy Kitchen’s version of these crispy batter fried prawns recipe below!

how to cook Fried Prawns with homemade ranch dressing

Crispy Fried Prawns

These “Batter Fried Prawns” also called “Fried King Prawns” or “Fried Tiger Prawns“, depending where you find them are a party favorite. Easy to prepare with just a few ingredients under 10 minutes more or less. A scrumptious no fail recipe anyone can make! 

How to cook giant prawns? To prepare the prawns, clean these by removing the head, shell and vein to make it easier to eat. These are then left marinating with a batter made of buttermilk to keep the seafood moist and soft, egg as a binder, and mustard for a slight kick which also helps remove any foul smell seafood might have. After the marinade is a dusting made of all purpose flour, cajun seasoning, and salt. This makes a slightly thick cover for the prawns that are then deep fried till golden. These are enjoyed as is but are best served with a side of homemade ranch dip just by mixing sour cream, mayo, chives, dill, lemon, and garlic, or with extra lemon on the side to add back some freshness and zest. A surefire way to impress any guests or to enjoy a quick and easy to do weekend lunch with family or friends.


  • Do I need to remove the shell?

While there are also dishes that serve these with the shell in as “Fried Prawns with Shell” removing the peel and vein just makes it so much easier to eat and taste better as the ‘vein’ or ‘digestive tract’ can also taste bitter and unappetizing.

  • Can I use other seasonings?

Yes, aside from cajun seasoning you can also use a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning, or any type of flavoring of your choice.

  • How to make this a spicy fried prawns recipe?

Simply add in a mix a tablespoon of paprika, cayenne, chili powder or a mix of all these in the flour mixture.

  • How much are the deep fried prawns calories?

Golden fried prawns calories amount to around 115 calories for a serving of 100 grams.

Fried Prawns

Course: Snacks, AppetizersCuisine: American




  • 1/2 kilo prawns

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp mustard

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • Oil for frying

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 1/4 cup mayo

  • 1 tbsp chives

  • 1 tbsp dill

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 cloves garlic, chopped

  • Sliced lemon for garnish

  • Dried parsley for garnish


  • Prepare the prawns by pulling the head, peeling shells, keeping the tail intact, and removing veins using a toothpick to tug it out. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine 150 ml buttermilk, egg, and mustard. Whisk until well combined. Pour the buttermilk mixture all over the peeled prawns, let it marinate for 10 minutes to 1 hour.
  • In another bowl, combine all purpose flour, cajun seasoning, and salt. Mix well. Dredge the prawns in the flour mixture, set aside. Heat some oil in a pot, when hot enough, deep fry prawns for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove when golden in color.
  • To make the ranch dip: combine sour cream, mayo, remaining ¼ cup buttermilk, lemon juice, garlic and herbs. Mix well.
  • Serve fried prawns garnished with parsley, lemon, and a side of ranch dressing. Enjoy!

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Fried Prawns Resipi: (Tagalog version)

Mga Sangkap :

  • 1/2 kilo sugpo
  • 1 tasa buttermilk
  • 1 itlog
  • 1 kutsarang mustard
  • 1 tasa all purpose flour
  • 2 kutsarang cajun seasoning
  • 1 kutsarang asin
  • Mantika pang prito
  • 1/4 tasa sour cream
  • 1/4 tasa mayo
  • 1 kutsarang chives
  • 1 kutsarang dill
  • 1 kutsarang limon juice
  • 1  butil ng bawang, tinadtad
  • Hiniwa na limon pang dekorasyon
  • Tuyong parsley pang dekorasyon

Paano Lutuin :

  1.  Ihanda ang mga sugpo, ihiwalay ang ulo, balatan, pero iwanin ang buntot, tanggalin ang ugat gamit ang toothpick. Itabi.
  2. Sa isang mangkok, ihalo ang 150 ml ng buttermilk, itlog, at mustard. Ihalo ng mabuti. Ibuhos ito sa mga binalatan na sugpo, imarinade ng 10 minuto o 1 oras.
  3. Sa ibang mangkok, ihalo ang all purpose flour, cajun seasoning, at asin. Haluin ng mabuti bago takpan ang mga sugpo nito. Maginit ng manika sa palayok, pag uminit na ito iprito ng 1 o 2 minuto. Tanggalin pag nagkulay ginto na ito.
  4. Para gawin ang ranch na sarsa, ihalo ang sour cream, mayo, natitirang ¼ tasa ng buttermilk, limon juice, bawang at herbs. Haluin ng mabuti.
  5. Ihanda ang mga nilutong sugo na dinekorasyunan ng parsley, limon, at ranch na sarsa. Ienjoy!
Fried Prawns

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