Have you ever heard and tried oatmeal butter prawns? This dish popular name is nestle prawns. It is because nestle cereal is usually used instead of breakfast oatmeal. A bit sweet crunchiness of fried oatmeal and crispiness prawns coupled with the curry leaves aroma make it tasty and a favorite to our family. I tried making it the other day. Cooking new dish usually makes me so nervous as I didn’t know how the dish would turn out. It took me a bit longer to prepare this dish and cook. Mainly because the prawns needed to be cleaned, cut, trimmed and fried. Cereal needed to be stir-fried separately.
We need: prawns, curry leaves, 3 table-spoon of oatmeal (preferebly two sachets of 3 in 1 nestum/nestle cereal), minced garlic, butter. If you use ordinary oatmeal, please add a tea-spoon sugar and non-dairy creamer and mix them well.
1. Clean the prawns: trim away the feelers of prawns and cut into half but leave the shells and remember to pat dry the prawns with paper towel. If you prefered you may toss in salt and a bit of corn starch to give flavor to prawns. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
2. In a very hot oil wok fry the prawns brown and set aside.
3. Remove oil from the wok, heat up the butter over medium heat. Brown the garlic and curry leaves till fragrance (you may add cut bird-eye chilly into the wok and stir fry them together) and add the cereal. Stir fry them till brown. When it is done, heat off and immediately add the cereal into the crisped prawns.