Fried small prawns and baby fish
Serves 4 as part of a meze
Prep time 2 mins
Cook time 3 mins
· 250g small uncooked prawns
· 200g whitebait or other small fish
· Plain flour, for dusting
· Extra virgin olive oil, for frying
Pour olive oil in a heavy medium saucepan to a depth of 4cm and place over medium high heat.
Place flour in a small plastic bag and season with salt and pepper. Add prawns and fish, in batches if necessary, twisting the top of the bag to close and shaking until they are coated with the seasoned flour.
Test oil with a wooden implement or tip of a prawn to see if bubbles appear, then cook prawns and fish, shaking to remove excess flour, in batches for a minute or so or until prawns are pink and fish opaque and both are crisp. Drain well on kitchen paper.