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Fried Shrimp Balls


4 people


25 minutes


Fried Shrimp Balls - crispy and crunchy shrimp balls, a popular and delicious Chinese appetizer. Learn how to make this Cantonese dim sum with the easy recipe.


– 1 lb. (0.4 kg) shelled and deveined shrimp, defrost – 1 egg white, lightly beaten – 1 teaspoon salt or fish sauce – 1 teaspoon sugar – 1 tablespoon corn starch – 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil – 1 tablespoon oil or some pork fat – 3 dashes white pepper powder – 8 pieces spring roll wrapper (8-inch square)

Step 1

In a mini food processor, add the shrimp, egg white, salt/fish sauce, sugar, corn starch, sesame oil, oil and white pepper. Blend until the ingredients form the shrimp paste.

Step 2

Fold the spring roll wrappers up. Cut the spring roll wrappers into tiny strips using a pair of scissors. Cut them into shorter strips. Lay them on a flat surface. Wet your hands and form the shrimp paste into balls (about 1 tablespoon) and roll the shrimp balls onto the bed of spring roll strips.

Step 3

The spring roll strips will stick to the shrimp ball, as shown on the picture below.

Step 4

Trim off the spring roll strips using a pair of scissors. Make sure that the strips  coat the shrimp ball evenly. You can reuse the strips that had been trimmed off.

Step 5

Deep fry the shrimp balls in a deep fryer or wok until they turn golden brown, about 5 minutes. Dish out, drain on paper towels and serve hot with Thai sweet chili sauce or your favorite chili sauce.

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