Goong Tod Kratiem Prik Thai (Prawns Fried with Garlic and White Pepper)

Goong Tod Kratiem Prik Thai (Prawns Fried with Garlic and White Pepper)

World Cuisine Asian Thai

This dish uses a classic Thai preparation method of protein. It might not sound like much, but it's a very satisfying dish, especially made with shrimp that's shell-on. We eat the shrimp shell and all, as to not miss out on any flavor. It's also a very kid-friendly dinner dish. Serve with lots of rice.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 377
Preparation time: 5m
Total cooking time: 9m


  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided, or as needed
  • 1 pound whole unpeeled prawns, divided


  • 1   Combine garlic, tapioca flour, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and white pepper in a bowl; add prawns and toss to coat.
  • 2   Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy skillet over high heat. Add 1/2 of the prawns in single layer; fry until golden brown and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and remaining prawns.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 24.7g 38%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 1118mg 45%
Potassium 258mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 19.5g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 20.5g 41%
Sugars 4g  
Vitamin A 169IU  
Vitamin C 3mg  
Calcium 75mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 8mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 52mg  
Folate 21mcg