slices white bread, crust removed
medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 cup water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped
- 1 1\2 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. black pepper
1. Cut the bread with a sharp knife
into very small cubes, cover and keep aside.
2. Place shrimp, water chestnuts, salt, soy sauce
and black pepper in a food processor and grind to
a paste. Process for few more seconds until a sticky paste is formed.
3.Transfer to a
large bowl, beat the shrimp
paste vigorously with
a wooden spoon, until combined well.
4. Wet your hands with water and form tablespoons of shrimp
mixture into balls,
then roll in the bread cubes,
pressing lightly to stick the bread cubes. (Make sure
that the shrimp balls are completely covered with the bread cubes.)
Heat oil in a large wok to 375°F
and fry balls in batches, turning, 2 to
3 minutes, or until golden and
just cooked through. (Return oil to 375°F between batches.)
6. Transfer with a
slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. 7. When all shrimp balls are fried,
reheat in a shallow baking pan in a hot oven,
hot, about 3 minutes.
8. Serve with
sweet and sour sauce.