Andalucian shrimp and spring onion fritters

These delicious fritters are an excellent addition to a tapas spread or great as a simple starter.


For the aioli
For the fritters

Preparation method

  1. For the aioli, put the garlic cloves onto a chopping board and crush them under the blade or a large knife.

  2. Remove the papery skins, sprinkle the garlic with the salt and work into a smooth paste using the knife blade.

  3. Scrape the garlic paste into a bowl and add the egg yolk.

  4. Whisk together, then very gradually whisk in the olive oil to make a thick mayonnaise –like mixture.

  5. For the fritters, sift the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add 300ml/10fl oz water and the wine.

  6. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the liquid to make a batter, then whisk until you have a thick cream. Fold in the prawns, spring onions and parsley.

  7. Pour ½cm/¼in of olive oil into a large frying pan and place over a high heat. Leave until hot but not smoking, or until a drop of the batter sizzles immediately. (CAUTION: Hot oil can be very dangerous. Do not leave unattended.)

  8. Carefully drop large spoonfuls of the batter into the pan and spread each one out a little with the back of the spoon so they develop lovely thin, crispy edges as they cook. Don’t be tempted to overcrowd the pan – only cook 2-3 at a time.

  9. Cook, turning the fritters over every now and then, for about two minutes or until puffed up and golden brown on both sides.

  10. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a tray lined with plenty of kitchen paper. Eat straight away while they are still hot and crisp.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).

Advanced search options

This recipe is from...

Saturday Kitchen Best Bites Episode 56 bbc_one Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

Recipes from this episode

Next on


9:00am Sunday 29 November

James Martin presents a compilation of favourite Saturday Kitchen moments.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss