Cereal prawns is a favourite in restaurants and Zhi Char stalls in Singapore and Malaysia.
This is a must cook dish on the dining table every CNY. I learnt to cook this dish from a TV programme and I did an agaration on the amount of ingredients used for the cereal mix . Nestum cereal is the main ingredient used in this dish and I heard people said that this is the weirdest dish ever invented.
300 gms medium prawns ( trimmed)
1/4 tsp salt / pepper
1/2 an egg (beaten)
2 tbsps flour
2 tbsp butter
a few sprigs of curry leaves
3 chilli padi
6 tbsp Nestum cereal
1 tbsp coffeemate or milk powder
1 tsp icing sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients well.
Leave aside for later use.
Marinade prawns with salt and pepper. Let it marinade for 20 mins then add in egg and mix well.
Sieve in the flour and coat the prawns evenly with the flour.
Fry the prawns till golden brown and transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
Heat up the butter in a pan and add in the chilli padi and curry leaves.
Fry over medium heat till fragrant and add in cereal mix.
Lower the heat and fry till cereal turn golden brown.
Transfer the prawns to the cereal and mix well.
Dish up onto a plate and serve hot.