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Prawn Cakes

Here’s a fantastic Prawn Cakes recipe I’d like to share with you. Golden crunchy panko on the outside, the inside is tender and chock full of goodness! The magic mixture here is the chopped prawns, mashed potatoes, coriander, scallions, and Serrano chilies which are all seasoned with fish sauce, sea salt, and some freshly ground white pepper. Sounds good? Even better, it tastes great. I hope you will try making these prawn cakes. Enjoy.

Prawns Cakes
(Printable Recipe)


454 g (1 lb) Frozen Peeled Prawns, thawed and tail off
3 Medium Yellow Flesh Potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Coriander
2 Stalk Scallions, finely sliced
2 Serrano Chilies, seeded and finely chopped
2 Thai Bird's Eye Chilies, finely chopped (optional)
2 Cloves Garlic, peeled and finely chopped
2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
½ tsp Sea Salt
¼ tsp Freshly Ground White Pepper
6 Tbsp Panko (Japanese Bread crumbs)
1 Large Egg

Panko (Japanese Bread crumbs) for coating
Peanut or Vegetable Oil for frying


In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Gently shape the mixture into 24 portions of 1 ½-inch ball. (About the size of a golf ball) Roll in breadcrumbs and flatten each ball to make a round flat cake.

Heat the oil in a large cast-iron pan or non-stick pan until hot. Lower the heat to medium and shallow fry the prawn cakes for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels and serve warm. Serve warm.


  1. They sound delicious!!! thanks for sharing such a great recipe. The serrano chiles and fresh coriander must really liven up the flavours!

  2. Angie, apa itu Serrano Chillies? Any substitute???

  3. @Quinn: Any green chilies will do :D

  4. These sound like a yummy alternative to crabcakes!

  5. Beautiful! I always have frozen shrimp in my pantry -- much easier to come by than good quality crab meat -- so I'm definitely going to try these.

  6. ..look delicous. Usually I made potato cakes (bagedil) or ground beef cakes. I tried crab cakes and salmon cakes too.. Gonna try to make these prawn cakes tonight! Thanks for sharing the recipe. yum-yum!!

  7. I prepared them last night and were delicious ... thanks for the recipe!

  8. Wow! Never would have thought to use mashed potatoes in a seafood cake. What a great idea. Can't wait to try this!

  9. @Sonia - L'Exquisit: You are most welcome.

  10. These are amazing, I've made them a number of times now and they turn out awesome every time!


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