these look amazing Foodstuff. belachan), go ahead. Crispness will depend on how well you dried the crackers. crackers are from wild-caught King prawns. Transfer the prawn paste to a separate large bowl. Steam the rolls over rapidly boiling water for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the diameter of your rolls. Knead the dough until it is smooth, adding more flour or water as needed. Foodstuff (author) from Australia on June 22, 2013: Wow!! Hope you enjoyed them PC PC PC PC, ALERT! Try making them - you'll never eat commercial crackers again! salt or to taste. For every 500 grams of prawn meat, you require 200 millilitres of liquid. Question: Can you add shrimp paste to prawn shell reduction for better colour? Hmm.... are they your favourite things to eat? Again, if you have less prawn meat, use proportionately less. Foodstuff (author) from Australia on September 29, 2013: Hi Prawny, I presume you enjoyed the crackers? May i know why when we put the prawn stock to our crackers, the color of crackers become more bright and the texture is more crisp? Really interesting recipe i never thought to make a prawn cracker. Make sure the rolls are spaced well apart as they will double in size during steaming. The aim is to try to keep the ratio of prawn meat to tapioca starch at 1:1 or less (i.e. Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on July 31, 2015: I never had prawns before. Foodstuff (author) from Australia on July 06, 2015: Hazel Abee Do try it. vibesites from United States on October 11, 2013: I've had prawn crackers when now and then, but I never thought that it can be made at home, and it's relatively easy indeed! If you have only 425 g prawn meat, boil the stock down to 170 mL. even so love the hub and really good fotos. My favorite. What a shame! If the stock is greater than 200 mL, boil it down to 200 mL. They can be served immediately or stored in a large air-tight jar (you'll find the jar empties very quickly!). Foodstuff (author) from Australia on June 14, 2015: jcsteele, Do try it. Foodstuff (author) from Australia on May 15, 2012: Hi from Japan, You are welcome! Foodstuff (author) from Australia on February 21, 2013: Thanks, deejah. The aim is to keep the veggie content as high as possible. Hi I was wondering if i can dry 'em in oven? Remove the dough rolls from the steamer, and let them cool. Place the cooked rolls on a wire rack to cool completely. Don't put the rolls on plates to steam as water will collect on the plate and turn your dough into a soggy mess. I have been making these since I found your recipe but since then, I've been using lobster based broth (easier than prawn skin) and crab meat. You can do this "free hand". Foodstuff (author) from Australia on December 27, 2012: You're welcome, Mmm,food is good. Question: Can the prawn crackers be white ? Foodstuff (author) from Australia on November 20, 2012: Thank you, lemonkerdz. We used to do it at home in Sandakan, Sabah. "Oooh! The remaining dried prawn cracker slices, if well dehydrated, can be stored in a well-sealed container in a cool, dry place for several months, until you are ready to deep-fry them. According to culinary historian Fadly Rahman, krupuk (crackers) have been around in Java since the 9th or 10th century. The reduced volume of liquid doesn't have to be precise at this stage; the aim is to get as much flavour out of the heads and shells as possible and achieve a concentrated prawn stock. I also added a 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Oh my god, what have I been eating all this time!!! Drain the cooked crackers on kitchen paper. I am truly in awe. Add the tapioca starch paste that you have made in the previous step and blend until the mixture is well combined and homogenous. Would this work? Answer: By shrimp paste, I assume you mean belachan which is dark brown in colour. Oh yummm...I would love to try these but I dont have the dehydrator. The thing to watch for though is the water content in the veggies. 500 g tapioca flour. Wrap each roll with cling film and refrigerate overnight. Weight of prawns central to amount of other ingredients. Once I've dried my prawn crackers, how long can I store them in a jar? Glad you enjoyed them. Process again until all of the ingredients are well incorporated into the dough. I keep mine in the refrigerator. :). Foodstuff (author) from Australia on October 19, 2017: Miss Amor, The prawn stock has all the shells etc that give it the red colour. Add the peeled shrimp or prawns to a food processor. Hi, great recipe. Using a small sharp knife, de-vein the prawns by making a slit along the back of each prawn and removing the intestinal tract. :) Tapioca starch - all Asian grocery stores will have them. Prawn Crackers from Scratch. Process until you have achieved a fine paste. Foodstuff (author) from Australia on February 09, 2015: Easy-tasty-recipe, You could try sun-drying them (just make sure no animals or pests get to them) or put them in a very very low oven. Check the consistency of the dough to see if it can be formed into a roll shape. Sift 400 grams tapioca starch with 2 teaspoons baking powder in a large bowl. 500 grams tapioca starch (100 grams for making paste and an additional 400 grams for making … woah,i love this recipe,thank you so much. Answer: You can store them pretty much indefinitely as long as your jar is airtight and left in a cool place. I can taste prawns! " Tonight's Food Unwrapped episode on Channel 4 focuses on prawn crackers. Liquidise the prawn meat till smooth. Let me know how you go with them! However, they would be white if you made fish crackers or squid crackers. Consider lining it with banana leaves or parchment paper first to keep them from sticking. If the veggies have very high water content, might be an idea to squeeze some of the excess water out of the veggies before you blend with the tapioca flour paste, so that you don't have to add so much tapioca flour when making the dough. Foodstuff (author) from Australia on November 03, 2012: I am delighted that you've had so much pleasure from that recipe. Foodstuff (author) from Australia on October 31, 2015: You could try rice flour, but rice flour behaves differently from tapioca flour. As for vegan crackers, I think they can be made using the same principles. Foodstuff (author) from Australia on February 03, 2020: Michele Cobb, The whole prawns in the recipe are raw. How about rice flour? Great stuff!!! If you do that, you will alter the the flavour of the prawn crackers. Voted up for useful! is the pleasantly surprised reaction from anyone who tastes homemade prawn crackers for the first time. Foodstuff (author) from Australia on March 08, 2011: Thanks, Elizabeth.