Cereal Prawns

Cereal prawns is a popular dish in Malaysia and Singapore. It might be difficult to imagine the taste of breakfast cereal mixing with prawns. In fact, this combination matches well. The butter, curry leaves and cereal provide great aroma and the crispy cereal flakes give wonderful texture to every bite of the prawns.

Cereal Prawns Recipe

  • 500g medium size prawns (Clean prawns with shell intact, trim legs and antennae. Cut a slit at the back of prawns and devein. Or de-shell, devein and leave the tails intact.)
  • 120g instant cereal flakes (Nestum original flavor instant cereal is commonly used)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 100g flour
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves (Use 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic or 1 tablespoon of curry powder if really can’t get curry leaves, the flavour will be different, but still fragrant and delicious)
  • Cooking oil for deep frying prawns
  • In a large bowl, crack egg and roughly beaten. Add the prawns and toss to coat.
  • Coat the prawns with flour, deep fry in high heat cooking oil until golden brown.
  • Remove and drain on paper towel, set aside for later use.
  • In a wok, melt butter over low heat, fry curry leaves until fragrant. Add in cereal, milk powder and sugar, stir fry till the cereal turn colour and crispy.
  • Add the prawns and toss to mix thoroughly, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Dish up and serve hot.