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Prawn Crackers Recipe

Crunchy, tasty, and the real deal! This easy homemade Prawn Crackers recipe uses natural ingredients, making them healthier and more delicious than those you buy in stores! Enjoy them as snacks or appetizers.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Dehydrating12 hours
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: prawn, tapioca starch
Servings: 8
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Bebs


  • ¼ kg prawn- peeled and deveined
  • cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white fine ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 cups tapioca starch
  • oil for frying
  • water for boiling


  • Place prawns, water, salt, white pepper, and oil in a blender or food processor and blend into a homogenous paste. Transfer to a large bowl.
    ¼ kg prawn- peeled and deveined, ⅓ cup water, 2 teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoon white fine ground pepper, 1 teaspoon oil
  • Add the tapioca starch and mix to form a dough, it should not be too soft or sticky. You may have to add more water or tapioca flour. Knead several times until smooth.
    2 cups tapioca starch
  • Roll the dough into a log, about 4 cm in diameter. Divide into two logs and roll to smoothen again.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Unwrap the dough and cook for 20-30 minutes turning it from time to time.
  • Transfer to a plate lined with parchment paper or greased lightly with oil and let it cool down completely. Refrigerate overnight to dry out for easy slicing.
  • Using a mandolin slicer, cut the dough into thin round slices. Place the slices on a rack and sun-dry for 6-12 hours or until totally dried out. You can also use your oven set to the lowest temperature (with fan is better) or a food dehydrator.
  • Heat about 2-3 inches of oil and fry the dried dough slices in hot oil for a few seconds after they float and remove from oil using a spider ladle.
  • Transfer to a colander to remove excess oil. Sprinkle some salt if needed and serve.



Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 767mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg