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Andalucian shrimp and spring onion fritters

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

Ingredients

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

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