Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Chinese Prawn Chips and Awards

Last week I read several wonderful posts and saw such feasts for Chinese New Year. Almost a year ago, I posted Asian in the Mountains which happens to be one of the homegirlz favorite meals. I made this meal last week along with Prawn Chips. Check out the Prawn Chips!

Have you ever seen these in a Chinese grocery store? My daughter, Kaitlin, loves them. My Mom sent them to me to make for Kaitlin. Let me show these amazing chips. This will blow your mind.

They look like small, clear potato chips and a few different colored chips are thrown in. Most of them are clear.

Kaitlin is giving you a closer look. Actually they look and feel like hard rubber disks. Heat up vegetable or canola oil in a pan like you're frying potatoes or onion rings, let the oil get really hot.
Then toss in a couple of chips and instantaneously right before your very eyes...

They puff up like this! I seriously mean in a milli-second! Remove them to a paper towel lined plate and season them with salt.

They are very crunchy and have a mild shrimp taste.

I am very humbled to receive two awards.

JodiMo at Eatin' on the Cheap gave me the following the Lemonade Award.

Thank you JodieMo, I am passing this on to the following 10 people:






Mary Jo



5 Star Foodie
Calm in the Kitchen

I received the Superior Scribble Award from Carol. Thank you Carol! I am paying it forward to:

The Blonde Duck


The Blonde Duck said...

I just saw the link to your tamale pie and started drooling. Congrats on the awards!

Debbie said...

Congrats on the awards!!! The chips look great, they puff up like magic. We have a huge Asian grocery store here and they have some amazing things...

gigi said...

I bet those chips would be a big hit around here with Shelby and Rea. Fun good times!
Congrats to all on your awards! Now Celebrate!

~Vanessa~ said...

Thanks for the award sweetie! Your food always looks so delish!

TheWritersPorch said...

Katherine........thank you!


Maria said...

Very interesting chips!!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the awards! Whoo hoo! I have never heard of prawn chips, very interesting!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the awards and thanks so much for passing the lemonade award to me! Those chips look great!

Marjie said...

Congrats on the awards! The chips are cool!

Pam said...

Congrats on the awards - you deserve them.

I've never seen these chips before - what fun!

JodieMo said...

Those chips look interesting. I'll have to check them out next time I'm feeling especially adventurous.
Thank you for the award! What an honor!

Greg C said...

I have had those chips before but didnt' know what they were called. I just knew they tasted fishy. :)

Thanks for the award. I will post it on my blog with my next post.

Ralonda said...

What fun chips!
Congrats on your awards... and THANK YOU SO MUCH for The Lemonade Award!
I'm so excited... I'm grinning from ear to ear! I never thought in a million years that *I* would get an award! How cool! Now I feel like a *real* blogger! :)
I will definitely pass it along!
Have a great day!

Reeni♥ said...

Prawn chips! How yummy! Love how they puff up. Congrats on your awards!!! You deserve them and lots more!

tamilyn said...

I had something that looked like those chips at a restaurant in San Fran, but they didn't have a fish taste. I just kept eating them!
Congrats on your awards! I am honored to accept (and blushing).

pigpigscorner said...

Congrats on your awards! I love these chips. My gradmother used to fry them a lot.

Natashya said...

Those are so wild! I will keep an eye out for them in the Asian market.

Cathy said...

Wow, those chips are super cool. I'd wow my friends with them! Congrats on your awards -- they are so well-deserved! -- and thank you so much for passing one on to me. I think your blog is great, and am flattered that you like mine!

Gladys said...

Thank YOU! I always love the recognition. I love your recipes and your post.

Come on up here and cook with me.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your awards, they are much deserved! I am honored, too, tht you passed one on to me.

;) amy

Hudson said...

Congratulations on the award. Thanks for paying it forward. We sincerely appreciate it. Love your house by the way. Mary Jo and Hudson