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Oatmeal Cereal Butter Prawns Recipe

When I was still living in Indonesia, there is always a big family gathering from my husband’s side of the family for the big Chinese New Year Eve dinner feast, and cereal butter prawns is a dish that appears every year without fail. Since Chinese New Year is coming up, I am recreating this beloved family dish with what I can find easily in the United States using oatmeals.

Oatmeal Cereal Butter Prawns

Crispy oatmeal topping, definitely not soggy!

In Asia, if you want to make the cereal portion of this dish, you start by buying Nestum cereal. If you try really hard, you may spot Nestum cereal in some random supermarket in the United States. But let’s just say it is not something easy to find compared to oatmeals, which leads me to creating this recipe.

First things first, don’t just simply substitute nestum cereal with oatmeals. It is not going to be delicious since you end up with soggy toppings! But after a bit of tinkering, I am proud to say that this version of oatmeals topping works!

It’s crispy and most definitely not soggy. If you need some cereal butter prawns in your life and there is no Nestum cereal around, this recipe is definitely going to make you very happy. Plus, oatmeals are way healthier than Nestum cereal. 😀

Oatmeal Cereal Butter Prawns

Oatmeal Cereal Butter Prawns

Let’s bake up some crispy oatmeal topping

The trick to create this crispy oatmeal topping is by baking. You will need:

  • 1 cup of old fashioned oatmeals,
  • mix with 3 tablespoon of melted butter, and
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.

Spread evenly in a baking sheet (I use a half-sheet pan), and bake in preheated oven of 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 10 minutes, stirring half way. Once it has finished baking, remove the oatmeals from the oven and set aside to cool, then add:

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk powder

Stir so everything is evenly mixed. And we have our lovely and delicious crispy oatmeal topping.

This topping is so good I have to stop myself from “testing”. I could have finished the whole thing myself and won’t have any left to make the cereal butter prawns! Next time, bake two batches, and eat one batch as snack. Incidentally, these are great with yogurt and ice cream too! 😍

Oatmeal Cereal Butter Prawns

Oatmeal Cereal Butter Prawns

Curry leaves

The next key ingredient for making cereal butter prawns is some fresh curry leaves. This is not something you find easily in your regular grocery store. Even my regular Asian market doesn’t have this since it mainly sells East and Southeast Asian ingredients. I had to visit a Middle Eastern/Indian market to find some fresh curry leaves. I notice that Amazon has some fresh curry leaves, so I guess there is always that option if you want to give it a try. Once you have everything, you are good to go. Here is a really zoomed-in shot to admire the crispy oatmeal topping. 😀

Oatmeal Cereal Butter Prawns

Oatmeal Cereal Butter Prawns

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