- Crack egg into a large mixing bowl and beat till fluffy. Then add cornstarch, flour, water, fish sauce, salt and pepper in the bowl with the beaten egg, and whisk all ingredients to combine thoroughly. Next add in turmeric powder and continue stirring until fully dissolved. The batter should now be in a light orange colour.
- Then add bean sprouts, carrots and shallots into the batter and gently stir so that all ingredients are well soaked in the batter.
- Heat about 5cm deep of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Scoop a large spoonful of ukoy batter and place a prawn on the batter, gently pressing it down, then slide the batter into the pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. When fritters are slightly browned and crispy, remove from heat and leave to drain on a wire rack. 2 – 3 large spoonfuls of ukoy batter with prawns can be done at one time in the same pan. Repeat until all batter is cooked.