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Prawn Acras

Prawn Acras

Prawn Acras is made with fresh spices, a simple batter and fried in vegetable or canola oil. Simple, delicious and don’t forget to add your favorite dipping sauce
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 6 - 8


  • 1 pound prawn or jumbo shrimp as a substitution
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 scallions finely chopped
  • 1 medium shallot finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove (thinly sliced or crushed to make a paste)
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon scotch bonnet or habanero pepper finely chopped, optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying use any other types of oil you prefer


  • Shell, devein and remove the heads of the prawns. Rinse with water and pat dry.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour with the water. Add scallions, shallot, garlic, and parsley, scotch bonnet pepper or habanero pepper and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to form a smooth paste. Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Add the baking powder and prawns and mix well. Let mixture stand for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan of a deep fryer. When the oil is very hot, using a tablespoon, drop in the mixture and fry until golden. Do not crowd the pan or the acras will not have enough room to rise. When golden, remove from the oil and drain on a plate plated with paper towel. Serve the acras hot with hot sauce, Pikliz or your favorite dipping sauce.


Use a light oil to fry the prawn acras. You can also substitute prawn for large shrimp.


Serving: 1grams

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