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Crispy Shrimp Zucchini Balls

This picturesque dish is just pretty and colorful. It is like artistic eggs sitting in a nest of curly fried carrots, and it tastes as good as it looks!

Turn mealtime into a joyful experience
LEVEL: EASY
TIME: 30 min
SERVING: 2 People
INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 medium Zucchini
  • tsp Salt
  • 4 cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 large Carrot
  • 1 medium Potato
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Shallot
  • cup Shrimp
  • ¼ cup Bread Crumbs
  • ¼ cup Cheese
  • 2 medium Eggs
  • tsp Salt
  • tsp Black Pepper
LET'S START
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Wash zucchini. In a medium-size bowl, grate zucchini with skin. Add salt and mix well. Let sit for 10 minutes. Squeeze out all the moisture from the zucchini, set aside.
Step 2
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Step 2
In a large frying pan, add approximately 4 cups of oil, or enough to fill half of the pan, and heat to 170°F / 75°C. Meanwhile, cut tops off of carrots and peel, then julienne carrots into thin strips, so thin you can almost see through them.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Deep fry until the carrots curl up.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Peel and julienne potato the same way as the carrots.
Step 5
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Step 5
Place potato strips into a bowl of water, then squeeze water out of potato slices and place on a towel, and pat dry thoroughly.
Step 6
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Step 6
Place in a baking dish to sprinkle cornstarch on top of the potato. Mix with hands, set aside.
Step 7
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Step 7
Place paper towel on a plate. Remove fried carrots from oil and place on a paper towel, set aside.
Step 8
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Step 8
Dice shallots. Deveined raw shrimp and cut into pieces. Place in a baking dish the shallot, shrimp, bread crumbs, grated cheese, salt, and black pepper.
Step 9
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Step 9
In a small bowl, whisk 2 eggs. Squeeze remaining water out of zucchini. Place zucchini in with shrimp mixture, and mix well.
Step 10
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Step 10
Roll into 5 balls and place in eggs to coat, then pack shredded potato slices around each ball.
Step 11
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Step 11
Deep fry until the breadcrumbs turn golden brown.
Step 12
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Step 12
Serve the shrimp and zucchini balls on top fried carrots. Enjoy!