What you'll need:
- 175g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp white wine
- 175g prawns, chopped into small pieces
- 2 spring onions, finely sliced
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- Oil for frying
Time: 30 mins
Sift the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Make a well in the middle, and add 300ml water and the wine. Mix this well until you have a nice smooth batter, then toss in the parsley, spring onion and prawns, and fold gently.
Pour ½ cm of oil into a large pan, and get it on a high heat. You want it hot but not smoking - you can test the perfect temperature by dropping a little batter in, which should sizzle and start cooking immediately.
Drop large spoonfuls of the prawn batter into the hot oil, and allow them to puff up and cook for about two minutes. Turn them regularly, and don’t overcrowd your pan! 2-3 at a time is fine. When golden all over, remove with a slotted spoon, drain on some kitchen paper, and eat hot with some mayo. Divine!
This recipe will go brilliantly with a good picnic wine from Alsace, France such as the Pierre Brecht Sylvaner 2017. This pairing is going to work like a dream!
There you have it -- an easy recipe for Spanish Prawn Fritters!
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