#mothersday recipe: RICK STEIN’S PRAWN FRITTERS

rick stein prawn fritters

CREATE A RESTAURANT VIBE FOR MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH

by making her Rick Stein’s Indian-inpired prawn fritters


rick’s prawn fritters with chutney and kachumber

what you need: {serves 4}

12 extra large unpeeled raw prawns

For the batter
60g plain flour
60g chickpea flour
¼tsp salt
1 free-range egg
150–225mlwater
70g ghee, for frying


“This makes a quite soft batter, not a thick, crisp batter like you’d get with
fish and chips.” – Rick Stein

To serve
Lemon wedges

To prepare the prawns, pull off the head and peel away the shell, leaving the tail intact. Use a small, sharp knife to run down the back of the prawns and pull out the black intestinal tracts, if visible. Then use the knife to cut almost all the way through the prawns and butterfly them open. Flatten them out a little with the palm of your hand.
Pat dry with kitchen towel.

For the batter, mix the flours and salt together, whisk in the egg and enough of the water to give a smooth batter the consistency of single cream. Heat the ghee in a heavy-based saucepan or karahi over a medium heat. Once hot, dip 2 or 3 prawns in the batter and carefully lower into the ghee. Fry for 2–3 minutes, turning once, until crisp and golden and cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper. Repeat with the remaining prawns.

Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over and chutney and kachumber salad on the side.

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{Thank you to Rick Stein at Bannisters for sharing this recipe!}

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