Besides all the ang paus, new clothes and clear roads, my CNY will not be complete without mum's prawn/ fish crackers. She's been making this every year for as long as I can remember. And shame on me for not keen enough to learn or even helping out...until this year. And boy oh boy...it was not easy at all.
Peel and de-vein white medium sized prawns - use only 'whitish' prawns as it will not make the crackers too yellowish. DO not buy anything smaller than your pinky finger as you will have hell of a time peeling and de-vein-ing them.
Roll the well-kneaded dough (ermm...when it is a bit tough and getting harded to knead) into logs of the same size
Steam the logs for hmmm....until they are cooked
Once cooled, put them in the fridge and refridgerate overnight for it to harden
Use a sharp knife (very important) and cut them in small pieces