Prepare the shrimp. De-vein them and rub them with salt and katakuriko (not listed in the ingredient list).
Mince half the shrimp into a paste. I did this with a knife. If you have a food processor, you can use it. Roughly chop the remaining shrimp.
Put the hanpen into a bowl and break it apart with your fingers.
IAdd the shrimp from Step 2, mayonnaise, egg, katakuriko, salt, and pepper to the Step 3 bowl. Mix everything together well. Adjust the amount of egg as necessary if the mixture is too loose.
Divide the mixture into 4 portions. Form each part into a patty. Cover the patties with flour, dip in egg, and then cover in panko bread crumbs (not listed). Fry the patties until they turn a nice golden brown color.
Story Behind this Recipe
Because I love shrimp!
I don't have a food processor, so I used a knife to turn the shrimp into a paste. The resulting paste was not very sticky, so I used egg to hold it together, plus mayonnaise for extra flavor. These are the keys to making the shrimp balls delicious.