Fried Prawn crackers (sometimes also referred to as "shrimp chips") is a colorful and signature snack for any Chinese New Year celebration. Prawn crackers are deep fried and expand like a flower when dropped in hot oil.
Course: Appetizers and Snacks
2cupsvegetable oil(for frying)
1boxshrimp or prawn flavored chips
Heat the oil to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and adjust your burner to maintain a constant temperature. You can use a thermometer to monitor the oil temperature for optimum frying.
Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with paper towels. You will also need a spider or a large spoon to handle the shrimp chips when frying.
Place 8 to 10 chips in the spider and drop them into the hot oil. Give them a gentle stir. Almost immediately, you will see the chips expand and float to the top of the oil.
Use your spider to quickly scoop them out of the oil before they get scorched or burned. Shake off as much of the excess oil as possible, and transfer them to your prepared sheet pan. Fry the chips in batches until you have enough, and transfer the cooled chips to a basket and serve.
Fried Prawn Crackers for Chinese New Year by The Woks of Life. Recipe URL: https://thewoksoflife.com/prawn-crackers-how-to-celebrate-chinese-new-year/