Prawn Twisters

Prawn Twisters is a type of deep fried spring roll filled with chopped prawns and chives, seasoned with salt and sesame oil

I am always in the search for something new to cook everyday especially now that I am running out of recipes that I know by heart (yes most of the old recipes here you see in this blog did not come from any cookbook but these are dishes that I learned and tried in the first 30+ years of my life). Every time we eat outside I always try to recreate them at home by deciphering or guessing what ingredients was present on what was served, every time we also we visit a supermarket I always read the ingredients that are present on a food item that I have an interest on. This post is one of those that I gained interest, it is fried, it looks easy and it is seafood, so I pulled one out of the freezer and read what it is composed of. After reading the contents, it looks like I have everything I needed at home so there’s no need to buy some extra ingredients which is good. After the grocery, the minute I stepped inside the house I made one and here is the result, and I loved it.

Had you tried imitating food items you see in the restaurant or the supermarket? Share your experiences and recipes.

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Prawn Twisters

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Freestyle


Prawn Twisters is a type of deep fried spring roll filled with chopped prawns and chives, seasoned with salt and sesame oil


Units Scale
  • 500 g prawns, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • salt
  • spring roll wrappers
  • oil


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine prawns, cornflour, chives, sesame oil and salt.
  2. Place one tablespoon of the prawn mixture at the end of a spring roll wrapper, start rolling resembling a long cone until it reaches the other end, moisten the other end and fold to seal.
  3. Prepare a deep fryer and deep fry until each prawn twisters change to golden brown in colour.


15 Responses

  1. Oh boy, what magical taste-explosions!
    🙂 Mandy

  2. I always love me some prawns. Sounds great.

  3. Do you do take out? Man those look good!

  4. kiwidutch says:

    Yes I often try and recreate food we’ve eaten on holiday etc, on a few occasions I’ve even scored the recipe, (several restaurants asked me not to pass the recipe on though, since they don’t want their local customers able to make their own at home, which I respect) but some of my best recipes have been the result of taking a recipe I already use and just experimenting, substituting or simply doing something to it completely by mistake LOL.
    Sometimes those recipes are also simply a “what I had to hand on the day” so there is no hard and fast recipe anyway.
    I have several recipes that I would give my right arm (ok, maybe just the left arm) to have scored or worked out myself, they elude me thus far but I haven’t given up yet!

  5. have i tried imitating foods i saw in restaurants or groceries? uhm, no. I don’t want to ruin my memory and experience of the foods that I ate. 🙂

  6. Meri says:

    This looks fairly simple but really good! Fun for a party!

  7. Thanks Raymund, am going to try this great idea recipe, nice.

  8. Sissi says:

    It looks great! I sometimes try to recreate the dishes I eat somewhere. Some battles are completely lost (pizza for example), and some prove so easy I no longer want to pay a fortune for that, for example simple maki with cheap ingredients, such as cucumber, avocado etc.. Since I realised how easy it is to make maki (of course they are not as neat as in the restaurnts, but I don’t care!), I only go out to eat the raw seafod and raw fish sushi.

  9. Oh be still my heart. I love this prawn twist and I can’t wait to give this a try.

  10. I love your type of cooking – it’s from the heart. Eat what you want, and if you like it, try to recreate it at home ! Often without all the nasty preservatives you get in prepackaged food as well. And you get to control the salt/sugar/oil content.

  11. Darren says:

    I have been looking for a recipe for prawn twisters for ages. Thanks Ang, can’t wait to try it, looks and sounds yummy

  12. Tania says:

    Yours is the only prawn twister recipe I can find, thanks heaps, am going to make some today.

  13. Strausy says:

    After a holiday in Otago NZ had the urge to recreate some Twisters we had enjoyed at a local pub in Lawrence. I used a Rangoon filling with chopped shrimp, tried using filo dough but it’s too fragile. Will give the spring roll wrappers a go.

  14. Kay says:

    Can you please share photos of how this was rolled? Did you start with a square spring roll wrapper? What size did you use? Please and thanks! I’ve been searching for this technique for a very long time!

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