Saturday, November 29, 2008

Shrimp Balls

If properly done, these shrimp balls are crispy on the outside, moist and crunchy inside. They are good party finger food and will be the topic for conversation at the party.


1 pound medium-sized shrimp
¼ teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 egg white
a dash of sesame oil
White bread - crumb removed and cut into small cubes
Cooking oil for deep-frying

Shell, devein, and rinse shrimp. Drain thoroughly and wipe very dry with kitchen towel.

Add shrimp, and seasonings to a food processor, using the metal blade, process for a few seconds, until shrimp is pasty.

Shape shrimp mixture into 1-inch balls. Place drop them into the cubed white bread. Roll and press to adhere the bread.

Heat oil in a wok to 375 °F and drop shrimp balls into hot oil carefully. Deep-fry until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
Serve with chilli sauce



Little Corner of Mine said...


Anonymous said...

I finally manage to make it ! Although mine are not as good looking as yours but got good comments. Thanks aunty Lily !

Unknown said...

Hi Lilly,

Long time reader, first time poster here. One question, were the shrimp pre-cooked?

Unknown said...


the shrimps are raw - it will not work with cooked shrimps

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily
Can I bake these shrimp balls instead of frying? How long should I bake and at what temperature (Fahrenheit)? Thanks!

Unknown said...


i have not tried baking them but you can always try with a few and see how it goes. Spritze with a little oil before baking.

Anonymous said...

tried this today! it was delicious!! thanks lily! ^^
i tried baking it at first thou, because im afriad of the splattering oil the results in the process of deep frying, but it didn't have the right crispyness to it. finally, i gathered up all my courage and deep fried the balls. a million billion thumbs up!!!

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