Prawn pancakes

101 uses for crumpet rings – Part II. While using the crumpet rings will produce perfectly round pancakes, the conclusion here was that while they were very Joey Essex (nice) they were also a bit Joey Essex (dense), so I’ll go back to free pouring next time.

What to use

  • 100g flour
  • 1 egg
  • 60ml milk and 40ml water
  • 150g prawns
  • sea salt – a big pinch

How to use it

Put the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl and make a well. Add the egg, milk and water and combine.

Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the crumpet rings to the pan and let them heat too – it’ll help to avoid the pancakes sticking to them.

Add a ladle of pancake mixture to each ring and then add a handful of prawns to each.

Fry for 2-3 minutes on a medium heat (should be some sizzle). With tongs, lift off the crumpet rings and turn the pancakes, cooking for a further 2-3 minutes.

They’re quite heavy so serve them with something light. We had them with a courgette, tomato and haloumi salad, with a rice vinegar, lemon, honey and soy dressing.


What to listen to: This week Madonna wants to give us the best night of our lives

What to watch: Gore Vidal documentary from 2013 – I only discovered it this week. Incredible life and man – and yes, how DID Reagan become president?



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