Spanish Prawn Fritters (Tortillitas de Camarones)


Recipe: Spanish Prawn Fritters (Tortillitas de Camarones) 


Delicious Spanish fritters that are the perfect accompaniment to a beer or wine drinking session.


Spanish Prawn Fritters (Tortillitas de Camarones)

Serves 4



I red onion, peeled and grated
2 spring onions, sliced thin
1 garlic clove, minced
450g peeled green prawns, chopped into small pieces
1 red chilli, minced
2 tbsp chopped parsley
180g chickpea flour (also known as Gram Flour)
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
310 ml water
Salt and Pepper
Lemon Wedges to serve
Oil for frying



  1. Fry onion for a few minutes until soft, then remove from pan.
  2. Combine cooked onion, spring onions, garlic, prawns, chilli, parsley and paprika in a bowl and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl combine chickpea flour, plain flour, baking powder, salt and pepper and whisk in the water until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Add the prawn mixture to the batter and combine well.
  5. Heat a frying pan with 1/2 cm oil. Fry approx. 2 tbsp prawn batter per fritter until golden brown on each side. Do so in batches, keeping cooked fritters warm until all the batter is finished.
  6. Serve with sea salt and lemon wedges.


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