200 g ( 1 1/2 cups) Plain Flour, sifted
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Ground Turmeric
1 level tsp Salt
250 ml (1 cup) Water
100 g (1/2 cup) Chinese Chives, trimmed and cut into 4 cm ( 1 1/2 inch) lengths
100 g (2 cups) Bean Sprouts, rinsed
20 Medium Prawns, peeled, with tails intact
Oil for frying
- Combine the flour, baking powder, turmeric and salt into a mixing bowl. Add water and mix it with a spoon to make a fairly thick batter. Then stir in the chives and bean sprouts.
- Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Place a small ladle in the oil to and heat it for 4 to 5 minutes. Then lift the ladle out from the oil and allowing excess oil to drip off.
- Spoon enough batter to fill the ladle almost to the top and press a prawn into the top of the batter and gently lower the ladle into the oil. After 2 to 3 minutes, when the base of the fritter has formed a crust, gently push it out of the ladle with the tip of a spatula or small knife and allow it to continue frying in the oil until golden brown. Refill the ladle with more batter and continue until all the batter is used up.
- Drain fritters on paper towel. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. The fritters were delicious except they were out-of-shape ;)