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Recipe – Brown Shrimp Patties and Quail Eggs

You don’t see brown shrimps on sale too often so when my Dad came to stay and brought 4 boxes of these I was a very happy girl! I like to think of them as the smaller, sweeter cousin of the prawn and I think they are a British delicacy we should be shouting about from the rooftops!

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We ate some of these straight from the tray with some freshly squeezed lemon but I also wanted to try cooking with these. I knew I wanted a recipe that would allow the flavour of the shrimp to come through so I didn’t want to mask it with lots of other heavy flavours.

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We enjoyed these little shrimp patties on sliced baguette for brunch and topped them with some gorgeous little fried quail eggs. The combination of the sweet prawns, herby patties and creamy eggs was amazing!

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Ingredients

2 trays of brown shrimps (about 200g)

A handful of fresh parsley, chopped

4 tablespoons of self-raising flour

A splash of milk (enough to mix with the flour into a batter)

Salt and pepper

A tray of quail eggs

A glug of olive oil

Fresh baguette

How to make it

  • In a bowl, mix together the shrimps, parsley and flourshrimp3
  • Add the milk, a dash at a time until you have a batter you are happy with
  • Add a spare quails egg to help bind the mixture and season wellshrimp5
  • In a frying pan, heat the olive oil and when hot add a good tablespoon of the shrimp mixture to make a pattyshrimp6
  • Fry for a few minutes on either side until golden brownshrimp7
  • Fry the quail egg in a little oil until just setshrimp8
  • Serve the patties and eggs on a slice of bread and enjoy!shrimp9
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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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