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Bengali Popcorn Shrimp

Introduction

These lovely crispy prawns are a variation on my grandmother’s recipe for prawn cutlets, but skipping the most labour intensive stage. When my mum and I ordered prawn cutlets on a trip to Kolkata, what arrived were so massive I thought they were breaded, butterflied lobsters. ‘Oh – that’s just the size of a prawn here,’ I was told. ‘English prawns are like little shrimp!’ So I’ve cut out the butterflying stage, on the basis that prawns here are the perfect size to crumb and fry as they are.

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Ingredients

For the prawns:
raw king prawns
Worcestershire sauce
mild chilli powder
sunflower or neutral oil, for deep-frying
sea salt flakes, to serve
For the crumb:
plain flour
panko breadcrumbs, crushed
medium egg, beaten

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From the book: India Express: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Every Day

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