Chinese dollar shrimp or shrimp balls recipe, entitled Hsia Ch’iu in Chinese.
This fried prawn / shrimp ball recipe with water chestnuts comes from The Art of Chinese Cooking by the Benedictine Sisters of Peking.
The little Chinese proverb aboutfriendship below the deep fried prawn balls recipe reads:
Friends while good dinners last, husband and wife while fuel and food remain.
Makes 12 to 15 balls.