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Paper-Wrapped and Deep Fat Fried Prawns (Jee Bow Har)

March 31, 2017

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
1 tomato
4 prawns
pinch white pepper
pinch salt
1 teaspoon sherry
pinch monosodium glutamate
little peanut oil or lard
8 thin slices ginger
9 slices spring onion
8 snow peas
8 6-inch squares of greaseproof or waxed paper

Make tomato basket and put the parsley in it. Remove shells and the intestines of prawns. Cut each prawn in half, add pepper, salt, sherry and monosodium glutamate, mix well. Rub each piece of greaseproof paper with a little peanut oil or lard. Place one slice of prawn and one slice of ginger, one slice of spring onion and one snow pea on the paper. Fold opposite corners of the paper, then fold the edge as the picture shows.

Heat enough oil and deep fry, flap side down until light brown in colour. Place on the serving plate with the tomato basket in middle as the photograph shows.

© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © Shufunotomo Col, Ltd., Japan 1968

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