Prawn pancakes - Chinese style

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A nice simple recipe that I been using for years, originally copied from a long forgotten Chinese recipe book. The Chinese influence, I guess, is that it's made from chicken stock rather than milk? It's really just a prawn omelette!

It's the sort of recipe that's great as a base; just mess about and add other things you fancy to make a very special meal.

Prawn pancakes - Chinese style
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:187
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:7th April 2023

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They were very nice, not very Chinese though, do you think?



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  1. Add everything apart from the oil, prawns and spring onions to a mixing bowl
  2. Mix everything together to make a nice batter
  3. Stir in the prawns and spring onions
  4. Heat a little of the olive oil in a large frying pan
  5. Spoon in a quarter of the mix and tip the pan top coat evenly
  6. Cook until lightly browned, then turn and brown the other side
  7. Repeat with the other three pancakes

Serving suggestions

Serve with a salad and fresh tomatoes


This recipe is lovely with crayfish but I couldn't get any today.

Chef's notes

The 0riginal recipe calls for on 50g of prawns; we're pigs so will be using a full 200g pack of peeled prawns!

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