Fried Prawn Balls

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Appears in
The Japanese Cookbook

By Emi Kazuko and Yasuko Fukuoka

Published 2024

  • About

When the moon waxes in September, the Japanese celebrate the arrival of Autumn by making an offering to the Moon, and have a Feast. The dishes offered, such as tiny rice dumplings, sweet chestnuts and these Shinjyo, should all be round in shape.


  • 150 g/5 oz raw prawns (shrimp), peeled
  • 75 ml/5


  1. Mix the prawns, dashi stock, beaten egg white, sake, cornflour and salt in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth. Scrape from the sides and transfer to a small mixing bowl.

  2. In a wok or small pan, heat the vegetable oil to 175°