Oat Prawns (麦片虾)

Oat Prawns

Why don't they sell Nestum cereal? Couldn't find the cereal I want so grabbed what is available on the shelf - oat. Cooked this for the first time not sure if I've done it correctly, it tasted good but not as crispy as the one I ate before. I also substituted the curry leaves basil, tasted ok and Tak loved it very much. But, I find that something is missing without the aroma of curry leaves. I served it on a bed of fried bean vermicelli, it went very well with the egg and oat bites.

Ingredients (2 servings):
250g large prawn
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp sugar
2 cloves garlic, chopped
15 basil (leaves)
2 bird-eye chillies, roughly chopped
2 egg yolks, lighten beaten
2 tbsp thicken cream (add into egg yolks)
1/2 cup oat


  1. Clean prawn and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Coat prawns lightly with corn flour and deep-fry till half done. Drain and set aside for later use.
  3. Melt butter in a pan, add in garlic and basil leaves. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes then add in chillies and follow by the egg mixture. Stir rapidly while adding the egg mixture and fry till the mixture is dry.
  4. Add in oat and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until the oat became crispy.
  5. Add in prawn and stir to coat. Serve warm.

Comments :

2 comments to “Oat Prawns (麦片虾)”
tigerfish said...

So ingenious! Next time I want to try it with basil leaves.

Tricia said...

Been looking another variation for this dish and finally found it, i'll try this one.

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