Fried Shrimp/Prawn Balls Recipe (炸虾球)
Today, I am presenting a shrimp dish–fried shrimp balls. Don’t you think these shrimp balls look oh-so-adorable with their fringy outfit? This dish is inspired by my favorite restaurant in San Francisco–Ton Kiang, a Chinese restaurant that I absolutely love and strongly recommend. (I heard Robin Williams is a regular there!) Ton Kiang serves the best fried shrimp balls in the world, which unfortunately, something I don’t get very often in the Chinese restaurants in Southern California.
Making these fried shrimp balls was a fun exercise. First, you blend the frozen shrimp and the seasonings to form the shrimp paste. Then you cut up the wonton skin into little tiny fringy strips. Wet your hands with some water, make the shrimp paste into balls, roll them over the bed of wonton strips, and off they go into the deep fryer or wok for deep-frying. Voila, you have these eye-candy shrimp balls waiting eagerly to be devoured.
Fried shrimp ball is a great finger food for parties. For me, I can chow down dozens of these shrimp balls anytime of the day! They are just wonderful.
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