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Camaron Rebosado (Deep Fried Battered Prawns)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Liza A


  • 1 lb . medium-sized tiger prawns
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Oil for frying


  • Shell and devein prawns, leaving tails on. Sprinkle with salt and lemon juice. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt and pepper together. In another bowl, combine egg with cold water. Gradually add to the flour mixture, stirring to form a smooth paste.
  • Put oil in a deep pan to a depth of 3 inches and heat to 375°F.
  • Holding prawns by the tail, dip in a batter and deep fry a few pieces at a time 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with sweet and sour sauce or ketchup. For the Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe, click here
  • Enjoy!


This recipe was adapted from the cookbook “Filipino Cooking Here & Abroad”