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25 INGREDIENTS 17 STEPS 1hr 10min

Walnut Prawns Crispy Yam Ring

This is certainly one of the best yam basket (Fatt Putt) recipes to try. Stir-fried juicy prawns with walnuts in an appetizing sweet-sour sauce, served in a wonderfully crispy yam basket. Just delicious!
Walnut Prawns Crispy Yam Ring Recipe | SideChef
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This is certainly one of the best yam basket (Fatt Putt) recipes to try. Stir-fried juicy prawns with walnuts in an appetizing sweet-sour sauce, served in a wonderfully crispy yam basket. Just delicious!
Being a self taught chef, Huang focuses on improving cooking recipes, documenting and creating step-by-step how to guides.
http://www.huangkitchen.com/
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Being a self taught chef, Huang focuses on improving cooking recipes, documenting and creating step-by-step how to guides.
http://www.huangkitchen.com/
1hr 10min
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Ingredients

Servings
2
US / METRIC

Yam Ring

2 cups
Yams
1/2 cup
Wheat Starch
1/3 cup
Water , boiled
1/3 cup
Vegetable Shortening
1/2 tsp
Baking Powder
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
Ground White Pepper
1/4 tsp
Chinese Five Spice Powder
1 tsp
Sesame Oil
1 oz
Vermicelli Noodles
for garnish
as needed
Frying Oil

Walnut Prawns Filling

1
Red Chili Pepper
deseeded and cut into thick pieces
1/2
deseeded and cut into thick pieces
8
Medium Prawns
de-shelled and deveined
1/3 cup
Walnuts , toasted
2/3 cup
cut into pieces
1 Tbsp
Cooking Oil

Filling Sauce

2 Tbsp
Tomato Sauce
1 Tbsp
Chili Sauce
1 tsp
Rice Vinegar
or White Vinegar
1/4 cup
Water
1 tsp
mixed with 1 Tbsp water
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
1207
FAT
55.5 g
PROTEIN
35.5 g
CARBS
142.1 g

Author's Notes

Choose a yam that does not contain a lot of water and is of a bigger size. Otherwise, it will not be suitable to make the yam ring. Discard the bottom part of yam as it will be a bit tough.

It’s important to use hot boiling water to mix into the wheat starch so the wheat starch can be cooked before mixing it into the yam to make the yam dough.

To make the perfect yam basket, the temperature of the oil is the key to success. You can either test using a wooden chopstick or drop a bit of yam dough into the oil. When oil is ready, bubbles will appear around the chopstick. The yam dough will float to the surface without disintegrating if oil is ready.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Peel the Yams (2 cups) and cut them into thin slices. Briefly wash, drain and arrange on a steaming tray. Place into a prepared steamer.
Step 2
Steam over high heat for 20-25 minutes till soft. Test for doneness by using a chopstick or fork. Then transfer onto a mixing bowl.
Step 3
Mash the cooked yam while still hot with a potato masher and form it into a yam dough.
Step 4
In a separate mixing bowl, add Wheat Starch (1/2 cup) . Slowly pour in Water (1/3 cup) , stirring continuously until all the water is incorporated. Knead until a wheat starch paste is formed. The texture should be smooth and soft. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Step 5
Mix the wheat starch paste into the yam dough.
Step 6
Add Salt (1 tsp) , Ground White Pepper (1/4 tsp) , Baking Powder (1/2 tsp) , Granulated Sugar (1 tsp) , Sesame Oil (1 tsp) , and Chinese Five Spice Powder (1/4 tsp) . Mix well together.
Step 7
Add in Vegetable Shortening (1/3 cup) and knead the mixture into a dough. The dough is ready when it doesn't stick to your hands.
Step 8
Divide the yam dough into 2 round portions. Wrap in cling wrap and leave in the refrigerator for about 1 hour until it is semi-solid so it's easier to handle.
Step 9
To make yam rings, remove the cling wrap from the chilled yam dough. Dust your hand with a little wheat starch. Just push your thumb into the middle of the round yam paste on both sides of the round yam dough. Gently using your fingers, press and push the hole in the middle outwards to shape into a ring. Just sprinkle some wheat starch if the yam paste starts to stick to your finger.
Step 10
Heat up a pot/wok filled with Frying Oil (as needed) to medium heat. The height of the oil used has to fully cover the height of the yam basket. To test if the oil is sufficiently hot, drop a piece of yam dough into the oil. If it stays at the bottom of the oil for a second before floating to the top, the oil is ready for frying.
Step 11
First fry some Vermicelli Noodles (1 oz) for garnishing. When oil is hot enough, put the vermicelli in and immediately remove the vermicelli from the oil once they puff up and turn off the heat. Place on serving plate.
Step 12
Heat up the oil again over medium heat. Carefully place the yam basket onto a big ladle with holes and fully submerge it into the hot oil. Deep fry until golden brown and crispy.
Step 13
Increase the heat when about done and remove from oil. Drain and place on top of the fried vermicelli. We are ready to stir fry ingredients to be placed inside the yam ring.
Step 14
Prepare the sauce by mixing the Tomato Sauce (2 Tbsp) , Chili Sauce (1 Tbsp) , Granulated Sugar (1 Tbsp) , Light Soy Sauce (1 Tbsp) , Rice Vinegar (1 tsp) , Water (1/4 cup) , and Corn Starch (1 tsp) mixture together.
Step 15
Heat Cooking Oil (1 Tbsp) in a preheated wok. Add in the Prawns (8) and stir fry till it turns pink.
Step 16
Add in the Red Chili Pepper (1) , Green Bell Pepper (1/2) , Walnuts (1/3 cup) , and Pineapples (2/3 cup) and stir fry briskly. Add in the sauce mixture, toss quickly over high heat till the sauce is almost absorbed.
Step 17
Place the yam basket on top of the crispy rice vermicelli. Fill the middle of the yam ring with the prawn filling and walnuts. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1207
% Daily Value*
Fat
55.5 g
71%
Saturated Fat
9.2 g
46%
Trans Fat
13.8 g
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Cholesterol
254.0 mg
85%
Carbohydrates
142.1 g
52%
Fiber
9.3 g
33%
Sugars
26.6 g
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Protein
35.5 g
71%
Sodium
2892.3 mg
126%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
209.5 mg
16%
Iron
2.9 mg
16%
Potassium
1623.1 mg
35%
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