Monday, October 13, 2008

Prawn Fritters / Cekodok Udang


I love fritters. Be it Flour Fritters, Banana Fritters or Prawn/Shrimp fritters or Cekodok/Cucur Udang as they are fondly called by Malaysian. They are easy to make and very filling. I have to say that cekodok is our favourite breakfast on weekend.


Prawn Fritters / Cekodok Udang
Makes 18-20

18-20 medium size shrimp - cleaned, deveined and/or de-shelled
1 egg
1/2 medium size onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup cold water
Oil for deep frying
Steel ladle

1. In a bowl, lightly whisk the egg. Add in chopped onion, flour, turmeric powder and salt. Stir a little bit and then add in the water. Stir well.

2. In a wok, heat the oil on medium.

3. Run the ladle in the hot oil just to lightly coat it to avoid sticking. Pour about 1-1.5 tbsp batter into the ladle and place 1 shrimp on top. Lighly press into the batter.

4. Put it into the hot oil and give it a little shake/wiggle so the batter comes off the ladle.

5. Flip the fritters once or twice until golden brown.

6. Continue until all batter are used. Fry between 4-5 fritters at one time, depending on the size of your wok.

7. Enjoy on its own or dip into sweet chili sauce.

**Note
Because of the water in the ingredient, the fritter could/would splatter when frying. Please be very careful when deep frying them.





33 comments:

MamaFaMi said...

Waduhhh...geramnya tengok udang yang melengkar atas cekodok tu. Kalau shape macam ni, normally dipanggil cucur udang. Whatever it is, rasanya memang sedap coz I love udang too!!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I have never seen prawn fritters like this before, but I'm sure I would love them!

Tastes of Home said...

wow these make me so nostalgic! definitely tastes of home lah, i wish we lived closer to each other, boleh buat cooking parties HAHAH these look good!

ICook4Fun said...

I memang suka cucur udang especially with a huge udang on top :) Its the best when cicah with lingham chili sauce :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Mama, senang panggil semua cekodok. Pisang ke tepung ke udang ke, semua kasi sama nama. lol. Memang lucky dpt udang besar kat asian supermarket tht day.

Susan, welcome. Since you like plantain, do check out the banana fritters as well. ;)

Jannie, tulah siapa suruh duduk jauh2 dari i. lol.

Gert, yes, dip into lingham chili sauce is the best. We only have lingham sweet chili sauce whc is not the same as lingham chili sauce. Michael tak suka sgt tht one so we ate it w thai sweet chili sauce.

Pink Parisian said...

The frying bit puts me off, but I love prawn fritters! I call them cucur udang - perhaps the same perhaps slightly different but delicious all the same.

noobcook said...

this looks superb! Reminds me of the Chinese prawn fritters in 'wu xiang' (which comes with crispy crusts) ... This is a sumptuous breakfast indeed

VG said...

Yumm. Love the gebu prawns on it. That reminds me that it is time I made some too!

Ida Hariati Hashim said...

Tq for sharing, I'm sure the cekodok taste nice..rasanya cekodok udang banyak speciesnya betul tak? One get to be creative in membuat cekodok..

Peter M said...

These fritters are unique, look very tasty and worth trying out..fabulous post!

mao said...

from where i come,it's call jemput-jemput udang/pisang..
i had to comment because i just wanna do the name justice..:p

Jo said...

these are beautiful! so cute! and I'll bet they are delicious. :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Pink Parisian, welcome to my blog. Yes, the frying bit is a little bit tricky and one must be really careful.

Wiffy, very sumptuous indeed. The big prawn just make it even more so. hehe.

Vin, what are u waiting for? go get some prawn and make these prawn fritters. Dont forget the lingham chili sauce. lol.

Ida, welcome. Memang thts the beauty of cekodok. You can make them however you want. Change the ingredients and shape according to your liking. Sweet or savoury. Best kan?

Peter M, thank you. If you havent had these prawn fritters before, pls do try them. ;)

Mao, its called cekodok or cucur or maybe even jemput2 udang depending on whc state you come from. I usualy use the word jemput2for banana fritters. :)

Jo, cute and yummy. Are you going to try making these prawn fritters?

jo said...

Sedap! My husband makes a mean cekodok and he adds taugeh and fresh sliced to it as well. Instead of prawns he'll make it with udang kering.

Jun said...

Farina..wahhh, besarnyer udang kt atas dia...i x boleh masak mcm ni nnti udang dia asyik hilang, hahaha...kna masuk sume dlm adunan tu, hehe...
michael suka mkn jugak eh?..bila u nk buat open hse? jgn lupe jemput jun, hehehe

pearly said...

THIS dish had been a lot time since i had it .... yummy

Christy said...

These look so adorable....prawn fritters that are so cute:)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Jo, yes i remember the stall sellers wud add taugeh as well. But iv never had it w udang kering tho.

Jun, haha true jugak. Kalau for kids, nampak udang besar tu, itu ajelah yg diorang makan. tepung tinggal kat parents. lol.

Pearly, i think i can safely say all msian loves prawn fritters. ;)

Christy, i didn realise my prawn fritters are adorable but i dont mind them being cute. I love cute food. lol.

Zue Murphy said...

Farina, macam janji pulak we both buat cucur udang this week. Pergi la tengok I punya cucur. :-)

tigerfish said...

Looks something like those indian vadai:)

VG said...

See, I keep coming back for the cucur udang! I can't satisfy my cravings.

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Salt N Turmeric said...

Zue, janji dlm mimpi kot? lol.

Tigerfish, oh my. speaking of vadai, so long already i didn have them.

Vin, ok. nanti il go check it out ya?

Nate-n-Annie said...

Ooooh...I haven't had these in a long time!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Nate-n-Annie, i bet its already cold in SF. What are you waiting for? Gotta have these prawn fritters with lingham chili sauce. ;)

Jo said...

Hiya,
Thanks for dropping by my blog. Still in time to wish you Selamat Hari Raya. Enjoy the food!

Argus Lou said...

Wah, these look really good! I can almost taste the crunchy 'prawniness' with a smear of homemade chilli sauce. :-)
But I seldom ever deepfry anything 'coz of the smell that permeates the whole flat. The next deepfry 'sacrifice' would be the spiral curry puff perhaps - because it's so special looking even the expats here are interested in making it.

bren@flanboyanteats said...

this looks so interesting. too bad i don't eat shrimp! :)

Jin Hooi said...

Looks very very "sedap" !! I love cekodok udang, especially with chili sauce !!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Thanks for the wish Jo. ;)

Argus, smell? what smell? lol. I just love deep fried food. Yup, not very healthy. lol

Bren, if you dont eat shrimp, you can substitute with other stuff or just make it plain. ;)

Jin Hooi, cekodok udang ni memang kena makan cecah cili sos baru extra ummph!

Pravs said...

oh, this is a new way to making fritters.Looks very appealing.

Mat Gebu said...

Cantiknyaa..cekodok udang u...Udang tu macam tidur lena sungguh kan....apa2 pun salam kenal yeaa..

Rico said...

yum yum...can you send me some in the post and some nice chilli too..

they look very very nice..

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Roopa said...

Hello :) first time on your blog:) I love prawns, only wish I could get them where I live, I see only shrimps sold in market, never saw prawns sold here in MA where i live. But I love the pickles and other dishes made of prawns.