Keyword: cereal butter prawn, cereal prawn, mai pian xia
Prep Time: 30minutes
Cook Time: 30minutes
Total Time: 1hour
Author: Bee Leng | The Burning Kitchen
Who doesn't love Crispy Cereal Butter Prawns! Juicy king prawns fried with butter, crispy cereal, curry leaves and chilli padi. This sweet and spicy dish will definitely delight your tastebuds, so try it yourself!
Do not over-cooked the prawns. Otherwise, they will be tough and dry.
The oil must be hot before adding in the prawns to seal up the juices.
Be gentle when handling the prawns, whether washing or frying. Otherwise, the heads will fall off and they will mar the presentation of the dish.
Remember to lower the heat first before adding butter to the wok, as butter gets burnt easily, so will the curry leaves and cereal. The cereal gets burnt with seconds, so need to watch closely when frying the cereal.
HOW TO TELL IF A PRAWN IS COOKED?
As I mentioned before in my Prawn Noodle Soup recipe, its simple to tell if a shelled prawn is cooked. When you start to cook the prawn, it will start to curl up.You can tell the level of doneness from the shape of the curl :- C' shape is not quite cooked, 'O' shape - overcooked, 'U' shape - just right!