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Shrimp Balls

Fish and Seafood

Shrimp Balls
2 pounds fresh raw shrimp, shells and veins discarded,nthe shrimp minced coarsely
1 cup canned water chestnuts, coarsely minced
1 large yam, baked and peeled, half mashed, half cut into large cubes
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten well
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
½ cup cake flour
2 cups vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons mashed canned gingko nuts

1. Mix minced shrimp, minced water chestnuts, the mashed yams, beaten eggs, sugar, and ground white pepper, then gently stir in the gingko nuts, and then roll this mixture into one-inch balls.
2. Stuff one o two yam cubes into each ball, then roll each one into flour and set them aside until all the flour wets.
3. Heat oil, then deep-fry the balls in several batches until crisp on their outsides, and then drain them and put them on paper towels, and serve them when hot and crisp.

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