Crispy Fried Shrimp in Interesting Shape



- 500g shrimp

- 2 eggs

- 100g oyster mushroom, it is also called Pleurotus ostreatus. You can learn more about it at Wikipedia(*Note: if you do not have oyster mushroom, you can use 1 onion instead). For the oyster mushroom, you should soak it in salty water for a while before processing. This will help to remove the smell of mushroom as well as make it to be crisper when enjoying.

- 50g crispy flour

- 50g bread crumbs

- 10g corn starch

- 50g carrot

- A few scallions

- 4 shallots

- Cooking oil


- 1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon oyster sauce

- 1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon seasoning powder

- 1/2 teaspoon pepper 

- 1 teaspoon chili powder

Processing Ingredients:

- First, peel the shrimp shells and remove their heads, then cut the shrimp tails. (*Note: do not throw away those shrimp tails.)

- Chop the shrimps, carrot, scallions, shallots and the oyster mushroom or (1 onion) up into small pieces.


Step 1:

- Put all the ingredients that was chopped up before such as: the shrimp, carrot, scallion, shallot and oyster mushroom or (onion) into a bowl. 

- Next add the spices follow as: 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon seasoning powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 10g corn starch and 1 teaspoon oyster sauce to the mixture. Then mix well and marinate it about 15 minutes so that the spices are infused.

Step 2:

- After finishing, divide the mixture into small pieces and shape them into small circular blocks as the image below.

Step 3:

- Next dip all the mixture blocks into the ingredients in the order of the crispy flour, eggs and bread crumbs to make a crispy surface for the dish.

Step 4:

- Pin the shrimp tails onto the mixture blocks as the image below. (*Note: you can use a chopstick to make a small hole before pinning the shrimp tails onto the mixture blocks, which will make it easier.)

Step 5:

- This is also final step. Now you only need to prepare a pan and fry them with a larger amount of cooking oil until they have yellowish brown.

With this dish, you can enjoy it with chili sauce and mayonnaise to increase the flavor for the dish.

Wish you success!