Just want to say thank you to Nici Wikes for allowing us to use this recipe and signing our monthly give away prize. Have to say this recipe is one of our favourites. See www.niciwikes.com enjoy!
New Zealand has some of the most incredibly fresh and local ingredients that can be used to make different dishes so keep an eye on the seasons and cook what’s at your local market, in your veggie garden or dropping from the neighbours’ trees. Here’s what Nici has been making from local ingredients.
You will need:
200g shelled raw prawns, chopped to about pea-sized pieces
1 cup peas
2 spring onions, sliced thinly
½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp lemon zest
2 eggs – separated
1 tablespoon flour
Oil for frying – rice bran
2 wedges lemon
1/2 cup mayonnaise
WHAT TO DO
In a bowl whisk the egg whites until soft peaks. In another bowl mix the egg yolks, prawn pieces, peas, spring onions and lemon zest and stir in the flour. Mix to combine, then fold the egg whites through until incorporated.
Heat 1 T oil in a pan and once hot, drop spoonfuls of the fritter mixture carefully and neatly into the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and then turn. Cook until the fritters feel firm to the touch. The best way to gauge whether they are cooked is to use your index finger and try to ‘wobble’ the top relative to the bottom with small side to side movements. If it doesn’t wobble, this means that the middle is cooked all the way through. There’s nothing worse than an uncooked fritter!
Serve these tasty little fritters with lemon wedges and mayonnaise with zest and black pepper stirred through it.