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Soft Fried Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
A very popular and easy snack - soft fried shrimp
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Fried, shrimp
Servings: 2
Calories: 380 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 200 g shrimp
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 small egg ,around 50g
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • oil for frying
  • salt and pepper for garnishing
  1. taste inside.
  2. In a small bowl, crack a small egg (around 50g), then add the cornstarch in. Mix well and set aside for 10 minutes. It is very important to keep a ratio for the egg liquid and cornstarch. I have shown the texture in the picture, the batter should be slightly running but can form a thin lay on the shrimp. If you feel the batter is too thin, slightly add more cornstarch for adjusting. To prevent drying the batter, add only a small batch each time (recommend 1 teaspoon each time)
  3. Place the shrimp in and mix well.
  4. Heat around 1 and 1/2 cup of oil in a small pot until really hot, over 150 degree C. Then fry the shrimps by three batches until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Soft Fried Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Cholesterol 252mg84%
Sodium 782mg34%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.