Taken from umawylde.com
Uma Wylde's Aromatic Prawn Cakes (Thod Man Kung)
Ingredients for Thai prawn cakes (for four people):
500g shelled raw prawns
6 cloves Thai garlic
4 kaffir lime leaves
2 red bird eye chillies
2 spring onions
2 tbsp uncooked rice
2 tsp salt
½ litre sunflower oil
2 tbsp cornflour
Preparation & Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Tip 2 tbsp rice into a frying pan and cook over a medium heat until golden then take off the heat and grind to a powder in a pestal and mortar.
Deseed the chillies and tip into a food processor with the garlic, spring onion and kaffir lime leaves and blitz until fine. Now add the raw prawns, the ground rice and 2 tsp salt and blitz until smooth.
Turn the prawn mixture onto a board sprinkled with cornflour and roll into a long sausage. Cut the roll into 1cm slices then shape into patties and dust with a little cornflour.
Pour enough oil into a frying pan or wok so it’s deep enough to cover the prawn cakes and pl…