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Prawn Cakes

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Thai


Prawn Cakes is a Thai inspired dish of prawn paste combined with herbs and spices, shaped in small patties then pan fried. A very delicate dish with rich prawn taste that is sure-fire winner on your dining table.


  • 500 g shelled and deveined tiger prawns, whole or broken pieces
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 pc egg
  • 3 stalks spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pc birds eye chillies, finely chopped
  • handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • oil, for deep frying


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor, pulse until well combined and minced but not pureed into a paste, leave some chunky bits for texture.
  2. Place mixture in a bowl then let it chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
  3. Heat enough oil in a non-stick pan for pan frying over medium high heat.
  4. Using wet hands, form a small ball of the mixture and place it gently into the pan, gently flatten the ball until it resembles a small patty. Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until it turns golden brown.
  5. Remove from pan then serve with sweet chilli sauce.