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      RECIPE TITLE "Fried Prawn Cakes" Recipe from How to Eat Copyright 2000 by Nigella Lawson

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    yieldsServes 4 time---difficulty easy

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    250 g fresh raw prawns
    1 clove garlic, chopped finely
    2 spring onions, chopped finely
    12 teaspoon salt
    60 g plain flour
    4 teaspoons sherry
    olive oil


      RECIPE METHOD

    Shell and mince the prawns. Mix or blend them with the garlic, spring onions, salt, flour, sherry and enough water to make a batter. Let stand, covered with clingfilm, for 1 hour. Then fry, in drops of 1 teaspoon, in olive oil (though not extra virgin) poured to a depth of 5cm in a pan, for about a minute each side.

    To serve, add some lime juice and chopped coriander to a bowlful of Hellman's. (Normally I can't see why everyone is so keen on the stuff, but it lends itself well to this kind of adulteration; anyway, fried fish cakes of this sort seem to be able to handle the peculiar emulsification of factory-made mayo.) Or just squeeze the prawn patties with fresh lime as you eat them.


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