Popcorn Prawns

Popcorn Prawns

Not literally popcorn! Basically delicately fried prawns. With a creamy, fresh dipping sauce you will devour! 
Wine Pairing




  • 240g Greek yoghurt
  • 240g Mayo
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 chives finely chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 140g flour
  • 120g corn flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 90ml milk
  • 600g peeled and deveined prawns
  • Veg oil for frying



  1. Start with your dipping sauce.
  2. Mix yoghurt, mayo, juice and zest of lemon, chives, 1tsp salt and 1 tsp cayenne pepper until well combined. Stick in the fridge.
  3. In a bowl mix together the garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, onion powder, mustard powder, cumin, oregano.
  4. Combine these with the flour and corn flour and mix very well.
  5. Pat the prawns dry with kitchen roll.
  6. Toss the prawns in the floury spice mix.
  7. Whisk your eggs and milk together until smooth.
  8. Take the prawns from the flour mix and into the egg mixture.
  9. Coat them well.
  10. Now take them out and let any excess drip off before coating again in the flour mix.
  11. Set them all aside on a cooling rack or on a lined tray.
  12. We are going to cook these at 180C either in a deep fat fryer or a pan filled with oil.
  13. Cooking in batches, cook for 2 minutes each side.
  14. Remove from oil and set aside on cooling rack over kitchen roll.
  15. Repeat until all of the prawns are cooked.
  16. Season with salt, some smoked paprika along with your dipping sauce.