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Chinese Fried Prawns
24 large prawns
1 cup flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg; beaten
1 cup ice water
2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 peanut or vegetable oil

Shell and devein the prawns, leaving the tails on. Sift flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl. Beat in egg, water and 2 T. of oil. Make a stiff batter. Heat 2" of oil in a large electric skillet - (375 degrees). Dip the prawns in the batter and fry in hot oil until golden brown, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels. Arrange on serving platter in a circle with the tails pointing outward.

Yield: 4 servings

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