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Tom Vo Vien

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  Shelled shrimp 1 Pound
  Fish sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Scallions 2 , chopped
  Chopped coriander leaves 3 Tablespoon
  Peanut oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Put the prawns or shrimp, fish sauce, sugar, spring onions (scallions), half the coriander leaves and seasoning into a blender and blend to a smooth paste.
Shape into little cakes with floured hands and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Cover the bottom of a frying-pan with half the oil.
When it is hot, add about half the cakes and fry for 5 minutes on each side, or until they are golden and cooked through.
Cook the remaining cakes in the same way.
Drain on kitchen towels and serve hot, with nuoc cham

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