Prawn Polpetties by the Fisherman’s Wife
by eat in my kitchen
When the fish monger offered us a big bag of Maltese prawns for a great price we couldn’t refuse it. As the morning comes to an end, the fishermen just want to empty their tables to go home and sleep! Before we left the market, one of the fishermen’s wives told us about one of her favourite recipes to prepare with prawns, golden fried polpetties. We took a few quick notes and off we went to the frying pan in the kitchen!
This recipe is very simple and brings out the best in the prawns, you just chop and mix them with some flour, garlic and salt and fry them in butter until they turn into golden patties. You could add some parsley, but we wanted to keep them pure and simple. Don’t be put off by the fact that these aren’t little beauties, the taste makes up for it!
Golden Fried Prawn Polpetties
prawns, shelled and chopped, 300g / 10.5 ounces
plain flour 4 heaped tablespoons
garlic, crushed, 1 big clove
salt 1/4 teaspoon plus more to taste
Mix the ingredients and form little patties. Heat the butter in a pan. Fry the polpetties for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Serve them warm, sprinkled with a little lemon juice.