Butter Cereal Prawns
These shrimps are so big, sweet and perfectly crispy. A hearty serving of prawns covered in a heap of crisp fried cried cereal. Our no-stress recipe from home cook Celia Lim to cook the ultimate Butter Cereal Prawns dish.
Servings Prep Time
4 to 6pax 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4 to 6pax 30minutes
Cook Time
  • 500gm prawnslarge size and fresh
  • 1sprig curry leaveswashed and patted dry
  • 2 chilli padisliced
  • 4tbsp unsalted butter
  • oilfor deep frying
Egg yolk mixture ingredients (A)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1tbsp evaporated milk
Cereal mixture ingredients (B)
  • 4tbsp cerealNestum brand
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp sugar
  • 1tsp chicken seasoning powder
Step 1: Prepare the prawn, egg yolk and cereal mixture
  1. Prawn: Trim the legs, whiskers and rostrum. Cut a slit along the back of the prawns. De-vein and wash thoroughly. Pat dry. Sprinkle some salt, toss and set aside.
  2. Egg Yolk mixture: Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Cereal mixture: Mix all ingredients together.
Step 2: Deep fry the prawns
  1. In a pot with oil, heat to 160 degree Celsius. Deep fry the prawn for 30 secs or until it is cooked through. Do not overcook the prawns. Dish out and drain on paper towel.
Step 3: Cook the butter cereal prawns and serve
  1. In a large pan or wok, heat butter over low heat. When the butter melts and begins to bubble, pour the egg yolk mixture in slowly. Keep stirring until the mixture becomes a thread like consistency.
  2. Add in curry leaves, cut chilli padiĀ and continue to stir-fry over low heat till the curry leaves emit a subtle fragrance.
  3. Add in cereal mixture and continue to fry till the cereal is crisp and light.
  4. Add in prawn, toss to coat well. Transfer to a plate and serve right away.