Japanese Ebi Mayo

Warning : Nothing

Serving : 2 person

Cooking time: 10 min

Prepping time: 20 min

Japanese Ebi Mayo
Juicy prawns fried in a light yet crispy batter then coated in a sweet and creamy mayonnaise based sauce, "Ebi Mayo" is a sure crowd pleaser! This popular Chinese restaurant and izakaya style appetizer is also popular to make at home!
Step by Step

In a bowl, add potato starch, cake flour, salt and whisk together. Then pour in water and whisk again until combined. Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together Mayo sauce ingredients (see listed above) until well combined. Set aside.

If needed, peel and devein shrimp. Pat the peeled shrimp dry and add shrimp to batter. Mix together.

In a large wok or pot set over medium heat, add vegetable oil. Make sure oil reaches 350 F or dip a wooden chopstick and look for bubbles at the tip. Once the oil is hot, carefully add half of the battered shrimp. Do not overcrowd the oil.

Fry shrimp until they float and are pink through out, about 2-3 minutes. Flip shrimp halfway through frying. If you’d like them extra crispy, drizzle a teaspoon of the batter per each piece of shrimp as it fries (optional).

Remove the shrimp and place onto cooling rack to allow excess oil to drip off. If you don’t own a cooling rack, place fried shrimp on a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat the above process for second batch.

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Original recipe yields 2 servings
  • Potato
    200 potato
  • Strong flour
    20 gram
  • Salt
    20 gram
  • Mayonnaise
    30 gram
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