Spicy Thai prawn cakes recipe

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If you’re having a party or looking for a simple starter recipe these spicy Thai prawn cakes would make a great choice. They’re spicy and flavorsome

Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins

These spicy Thai prawn cakes are full of the flavours of chilli, garlic and lemongrass, with none of the fuss – the red curry paste does all the work for you. Try serving them with stir-fried vegetables, lime wedges and sweet chilli dipping sauce. They’re a delicious and simple party food choice or starter at a dinner party. They’re spicy and tasty all in one. Your friends and family will love tucking into these tasty treats especially as they only take 20 mins to make.


  • 250g mashed potato
  • 1tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 175g ready cooked prawns, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 25g flour
  • Oil for frying




  1. Beat the mashed potato and curry paste together until they are well blended.
  2. Stir in the prawns and spring onions.
  3. Form the mixture into balls in the palms of your hands, flatten them, then toss in flour.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the prawn cakes in batches for 5 mins, until the outside is golden.
Top Tip for making Spicy Thai prawn cakes

You can make these ahead and fry them at the last minute – the uncooked prawn cakes will keep in the fridge for 24 hours.


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