Crispy Coconut Prawns

Prawns in batter dipped in coconut. Does this recipe really need an intro? Probably not. But it does need a little warning as boiling hot oil is used. Be careful when using this. But enjoy them all the same. Because they are delicious.


  • 6-12 large prawns
  • 60g flour
  • 100ml sparking water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • A lot of vegetable oil! 300-400ml.


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pan. I use a wok. This oil is going to get scalding hot so BE CAREFUL.
  2. Mix the flour and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Slowly add the water until you get a nice smooth mixture.
  3. Make sure your prawns are cleaned. Nothing worse than biting into an uncleaned prawn! So no shell, no tail, no inside bits.
  4. Once your oil is really hot dip a prawn in the batter and transfer gently to the oil. Repeat until you have 6 prawns in the wok.
  5. The batter will turn a lovely golden brown once done, usually 4-5 minutes.
  6. Have a plate with some desiccated coconut on it. Once a prawn is done dip it in the coconut, which should stick to the batter.

Serve up with some sweet chilli or mango sauce.

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