RECIPE: Crispy beer-battered Prawns with spicy mayonnaise


These crispy prawns – made using Main Street Brewing No. 7 Saison – are the perfect bar snack for your next party.

Serves four.

Cooking time 30 minutes


1 650ml bottle Main Street Saison

24 prawns

2/3 cups all purpose flour (I used gluten free for a crispier coating)

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1 tbsp vegetable oil plus oil for frying

1/4 cup of your favourite hot sauce (I used Sophie’s from Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe)

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 lemon cut into wedges

Step 1

Preheat your countertop deep fryer to 375 degrees C or use a deep skillet if you don’t have one.

Step 2

Mix your flour, salt, baking soda, egg, oil and a 1/2 cup of beer (the rest is for you) to create your batter. Place your fresh prawns on a towel to dry them so that the batter will adhere.

Step 3

Dip your prawns into the batter and place into the hot oil. Do this in small batches to avoid cooling down the oil. Fry until golden brown then place on a paper towel lined tray and season with salt while they are hot.

Step 4

Mix your hot sauce and mayo together, serve the prawns hot with wedges of lemon and your spicy mayo. Serve with Main Street saison to complement these crispy tasty prawns.

Photo by Jamie-Lee Fuoco / Fuoco Photography

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