Deep-Fried King Prawns

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Frozen king prawns are an ideal item for the home freezer. The large succulent prawns are frozen in their shells but uncooked. They are as filling as scampi and a lot easier to peel.


  • 1450 g/1-lb packet headless king prawns
  • oil for deep-frying


Defrost the prawns for 1 hour. Peel off the shells, leaving the last section of tail and tail fins on.

Sieve the flour and salt for the batter into a small basin and hollow out the centre. Add the oil and water. Using a wooden spoon, mix from the centre outwards, gradually drawing in the flour from around the sides of the bowl. Beat well to get a smooth batter. Whisk the egg white until