Hattie O'Connor on 21 Sep 2015
These prawn burgers can be made in a matter of minutes and are inexpensive to make if you shop wisely. It's so tempting to eat out all the time when you can find pretty much all types of food in London. But if eating out is taking its toll on your bank balance and your student loan isn't stretching very far, these prawn burgers are a nice alternative.
Top tip, buy frozen prawns because these are often cheaper than fresh and just defrost them before cooking in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes and drain. (Recipe makes 4 burgers)
The previous recipes in this series:
200g Cooked and Peeled Prawns
6tbsp Plain Flour
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
1/4 tsp Paprika
Olive Oil (Enough for shallow frying)
4 Pineapple Rings (Optional)
Salad of your choice
4 Bread Rolls
Chilli Sauce (Optional)
-In a bowl, add the prawns and 1tbsp of the flour and mix the prawns around until coated. Into another bowl add the rest of the flour, the salt, pepper and paprika and 2-3tbsp of water. Add the water gradually, stirring into the flour, trying not to form lumps and stop adding water when you have the consistency of double cream.
-Put a small pan (if you use a smaller pan you won't need as much oil) on a medium-high heat and pour enough oil in until it's about half a centimeter in depth. Pour the batter you have just made into the prawns and stir them around. Test the oil by putting a drop of the batter into the pan, it should immediately start to sizzle if the oil is hot enough.
-When the oil is hot enough, using a tablespoon, put a quarter of the prawn and batter mixture into the pan and quickly flatten the mixture and arrange into a circle.
-Cook for about 3 and a half minutes, flip, and cook for another 3 and a half minutes or until a golden brown colour and cooked through. Remove the burger from the pan and onto a plate prepared with a piece of kitchen roll to remove excess oil. Do the same for the next three burgers.
-Once you have cooked the other three burgers, pour the excess oil out of the pan and on a high heat, cook the pineapple rings on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Alternatively, you could use a griddle or if you are having a barbecue you could put them on there for a few minutes. When they're cooked, you can assemble your burgers with the bread rolls, whichever salad you like, the chilli sauce and enjoy! :)