500 gm. cleaned and deveined prawns
2 tblsp.chilli paste /chilli sauce
2 tblsp.lime juice
2 tblsp.tomato ketchup
2 tblsp.red wine vinegar /sherry
1 tblsp.oyster sauce(optional)
3-4 garlic pips minced
1 tblsp.minced ginger
2 green chillies chopped
1/4 cup lemon grass chopped
1 cup finely cut leeks or spring onions
1/2 cup cooked rice /1/2cup mashed potatoes/1 cup bread slices soaked in water and mashed
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese(optional)
salt to taste.
oil for frying
In a separate bowl first mix the chilli sauce,oyster sauce,lime juice,vinegar,pepper,tomato ketchup
green chillies,honey together and set aside. Heat 2 tblsp.oil, add garlic,ginger,lemongrass and saute
well.Stir in the cleaned prawns and saute for about five mins,then add the rest of the ingredients
except breadcrumbs,and set aside to cool . Beat the eggs and set aside.
Bind the prawn mixture into medium sized balls.First roll in breadcrumbs,then dip in eggs,and again roll
in the breadcrumbs and deep fry in oil till golden brown. Serve with any sauce of your choice.
TIP:You could use mozzarella cheese cubes in each croquette while binding.
The tails of the prawns can be retained for the crunch….
Fish can be replaced for rice and potatoes,and the prawns can be minced with the fish,and cornstarch
can be added for binding.
Anyway…i’l be coming up with more croquette recipes.
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