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Cereal Prawns (Cheater’s Method)

Cheater's Cereal Prawn Recipe

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I suddenly thought of making cereal prawns (麦片虾) because I still have a whole bag of leftover curry leaves after cooking vegetable curry. I think curry leaves are something that you cannot leave out when making this dish because the aroma of the curry leaves is so signature in this dish.

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The combination of prawns, oats, chilli and curry leaves, fried to crispy perfection, is really blissful. It’s pretty effortless and very cheap to cook this at home, especially with the cheater’s way, with a packet of instant cereal prawn mix.

Instant Cereal Prawn Mix

Note: I was using the SingLong brand, feel free to use any of your favourite brand of instant cereal prawn mix.

49 comments on “Cereal Prawns (Cheater’s Method)”

  1. Haha, it’s been so long that I thought of using the instant premix, but still no action taken. It’s time to hands on, hehe…

  2. Cereal prawns mix? Sounds interesting! Got to check it out in the supermarket. I love cheater’s method. It makes my life easier! LOL!

  3. Looks so yummy! I love cereal prawns!

  4. Great stuff – any reason for leaving the curry leaves on the stalks when frying – I’ve always removed the leaves from the stalk when using them. I have a tupperware full of curry leaves – bought them the other day for my roast chicken – now you’ve given me an idea on how to use them!

    • sorry for my late reply! no no special reason. I am lazy to remove the leaves and after the frying, the leaves will come apart themselves.

  5. Tried this recipe yesterday. The cereal prawn mix is too salty. Can I just use Quaker oatmeals?

    • yes!! I tried before with Quaker instant oats and if I have not forgotten, I added a bit of knorr cube for seasoning.

    • Would like to recommend another brand of cereal prawn mix-Hong Lai Spices. It is not as salty and tastes great. Available at shop n save.

  6. I do this too!! hee. I cook this especially when I need to cheer my parents up after a day’s work. It’s fast and super delish.

  7. I only have frozen cooked prawns at home. Will those work just as well?

  8. Hi Wiffy…
    Just found your website.. Interesting.. I’d like to try this recipe. However, I don’t think I can get Cereal Prawn Instant Mix here in Chicago. May I know how can I substitute for it? Thx!!

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