Sweet and sour crisp-fried noodles, or Mee krop

Mee Krop means literally "crisp noodles". It's mostly a sweet recipe, balanced with tamarind and lime juice.

The ingredients will serve 4 persons.

200 grams rice vermicelli

Vegetable oil, to deep-fry

1 beaten egg

200 grams prawns, peeled, deveined

2 heads of pickled garlic, sliced

2 tablespoons sweet tomato sauce (ketchup)

2 tablespoons coconut sugar

2 tablespoons tamarind sauce

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons kaffir lime rind (or pomelo rind)

2 tablespoons fish sauce

Garnish : bean sprouts, spring onions cut in 2,5 cm lengths

Warm-up the oil and, in your hands, form "nests" with the noodles. Deep-fry the nests on both sides until they turn golden. Drain on kitchen paper and set aside.