Shrimp Chips

Ingredients

1 pound Net weight of shelled shrimp, prawns or 1 pound Tapioca flour
1 ounce Salt
1 teaspoon White pepper powder
1 cup Water

Preparation

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I think there is one step left out of the process. If I were making this I would pound the shrimp to a paste before adding them to the rest of the ingredients. This book is quite interesting, but the translation leaves a bit to be desired. The recipe intrigues me, but I've never actually gotten around to trying it out.
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You can make your own home made shrimp chips with which no one can compare. Here is the recipe for non-commercial shrimp chips.
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Bring water to a boil and dissolve salt and pepper powder. Pour boiling water onto the tapioca flour in a large mixing bowl and stir quickly with a cooking spoon. Add in the shrimp and knead as a dough. As the water content of the shrimp is unpredictable, you may adjust it by adding more boiling water. The dough should be on the hard side. Now shape into a cylinder about 1 inch in diameter. If you do not have the proper steamer for this process, a bamboo rack or cake cooling rack will do. Lay a cheesecloth underneath and on top of the dough and plac
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After steaming, bring out, remove the cheesecloth, and cool the dough on another rack. Keep in a cool place to dry. The time varies from 1 day to 2 or 3 days. If you can cut it with a very sharp knife, then start to cut it in thin slices (about the thickness of a penny).
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Now lay the slices on a piece of cardboard and dry in the sun until brittle. Don't hurry the drying before you cut them.
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You can store them indefinitely in a can. When you want to use them, calculate 2 or 3 chips per person. Deep fry in oil at 360F temperature. If the process has been done correctly, the chips will be done in a matter of seconds. They will increase their size several times. Drain and serve.
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Use them as a garnish for crispy fried chicken or duck etc. You can also use them as hors d'oeuvres or as appetizers.

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Yield:

1.0 servings

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Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 3:55pm

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