Cheesy Prawns Recipe

Cheesy Prawns


  • Medium to Large Prawns, shells removed leaving the tails on
  • Beancurd Skin, rinsed with water briefly and water squeezed out
  • Cheese
  • Cornflour
  • Oil for frying

How to make Cheesy Prawns

  1. Put a skewer through the prawns so they are all straighten.
  2. Blanch till they are almost cook.
  3. Remove skewers, dab dry prawns and set aside.
  4. Cut beancurd skin to size. It should double the length of the prawn and able to roll over the prawn a few times.
  5. Lay 1/2 slice of cheese at the end of the beancurd skin.
  6. Lay a prawn over the cheese.
  7. Fold the beancurd skin up, covering the prawn.
  8. Roll the prawn several time till the beancurd skin all rolled up the prawn. Spread some cornflour on the edge of the beancurd skin.
  9. Dust cornflour on the prawn with wrapped beancurd skin to dry it before frying.
  10. Deep fry briefly in hot oil.
  11. Remove, drain and serve hot.


  • Blanching the prawn with a skewer first prevent the prawn from curling when frying and also 'bursting' the oil.
  • If you prefer more beancurd, you can add a few extra folds.
  • Use Cheddar Cheese if you prefer a strong cheese.
  • You don't have to fry it too long as the prawn is almost cooked. Fry just to get the skin crispy.
  • You have to rinsed the beancurd skin otherwise it will be too salty. Wiping with damp cloth is still to salty for me. It will be so soft after the rinse that squeezing it won't tear it.
  • Use a tong to hold the prawn while frying. It will be easier.

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