1Sift flour, salt and pepper into a bowl. In a jug, whisk water and egg together. Gradually whisk into flour mixture to form a batter.
2In a deep saucepan, heat oil on medium until a little batter bubbles as soon as it is added.
3Place cornflour in a shallow dish. Lightly coat prawns in cornflour, shaking off excess. Dip prawns a few at a time into batter, draining off excess. Cook in batches for 3 to 4 mins, turning until golden. Transfer to a wire rack.
4In a frying pan, combine honey and canola oil. Heat on medium, stirring. Add prawns, tossing until well coated. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve with steamed rice.
TIP: To toast sesame seeds, heat a dry frying pan on medium until hot. Add sesame seeds, stirring until lightly golden.
Photo: Rodney Macuja/BauerSyndication.com.au