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How Do You Know If Prawn Crackers Are Vegan? Let’s Find Out!

  • Mike 

Are Prawn Crackers Vegan?

Yes, they are! Prawn crackers are usually made with rice flour, which is gluten-free and vegan.

The primary ingredients are flour, milk, eggs, butter, sugar, garlic, onion, and spices. Most people think that prawn crackers contain animal meat.

But, they do not because they use vegetable oil instead of butter. It also uses egg whites, which don’t come from chickens. Thus, prawn crackers are 100% vegetarian.

Prawn crackers are a crunchy snack made from fresh prawns with other ingredients and then deep-fried until golden brown. The taste is like chicken fingers.

If you are looking for vegetarian prawn crackers, there are plenty of options to choose from. The key is to research and find vegan prawn crackers that you like.

So, you can have them as part of your vegan diet.

What Are Vegan Prawns Made Of?

Actual prawns are made from white fish like cod, haddock, pollack, sole, and catfish. They contain no animal fat or meat, and they are often served with a light sauce.

It is why they are called “vegan” prawns. Vegan prawns are a substitute for meat proteins, and it’s hard to tell the difference.

If you are refrigerating your prawns, make sure you wrap them in tin foil or cling film. If you have any leftovers, you can use them in a salad or freeze them for later use.

What Vegan Alternative Crackers Can You Eat?

There are many alternatives if you are looking for something more substantial than crackers. Try these delicious ideas:

1) Peanut Butter Sandwich Spread

2) Cauliflower Pizza

3) Hummus & Veggie Roll

4) Avocado Toast

5) Grilled Potato Sticks

6) Roasted Butternut Squash

7) Spicy Almond Fries

8) Baked Sweet Potatoes

9) Mango Salsa

10) Chickpea Coconut Curry Noodles

How To Make Your Own Vegan Prawn Crackers?

Making homemade prawn crackers allows you to control how much salt and pepper you want.

You can prepare them ahead of time, but it’s best if you let them chill at room temperature first.


  • 2 cups Rice Flour
  • 3/4 cup Cornflour
  • One tablespoon + 2 teaspoons Xanthan Gum
  • One teaspoon Salt2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup
  • Oats/Oatmeal
  • 3 Tablespoons Egg White
  • 100g Butter
  • Prawn seasoning


These takeaway prawn crackers are easy to make at home. Here’s how to do it step by step to help you create this fun recipe.

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350F). Then grease an 8×12-inch baking tray with cooking spray. Add all dry ingredients to one bowl.

2. In another smaller bowl, mix all wet ingredients.

3. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and stir well to combine everything.

4. Spoon the dough onto a prepared baking tray, forming it into 1/3 inch thick rounds.

5. Bake for about 15 minutes until edges start to turn golden.

6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before slicing.

Final Thoughts

Traditional prawn crackers are not a popular snack for vegans but also for people who want to try something unique.

The fact that prawn crackers are vegan is a huge selling point. Vegans can feel confident that they are eating a native snack compatible with their diet.

Now you know what to expect when making prawn crackers from scratch. You can now enjoy a healthy vegan snack without worrying about harming animals.

Mike Halladay

Mike Halladay

Hey! Mike Here! I love all things vegan. I am a Dad of 2 youngs boys and a food lover and amateur Chef. I transitioned to being a Vegan 9 years and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. My health and lifestyle improved beyond belief! This is why I started to spread the word!

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