Cray Fritters

If your family’s anything like mine, you’ll know how summer meal times go, there’s always a few extra mouths to feed. Spending summer days together at Mahia, hunting & gathering, is how we east coasties like to roll. Here’s a recipe that will come in handy when feeding a crowd. Those ‘couple-of-crays’ will go all that bit further.

Cooked flesh of one (legal sized of-course) Crayfish
4 large eggs
2 heaped tablespoons of plain flour
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
A couply lemons (usually nicked from the neighbours over the fence)
Salt & pepper to season

Step 1 Beat flour, 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks in a bowl with a wooden spoon until smooth. Season with pepper (no salt just yet) and add the herbs and cooked crayfish.

Step 2 Beat the egg whites, separated from the 2 eggs in Step 1, until white and stiff. Fold the egg white into the batter.

Step 3 In a hot oiled pan, fry desert spoon portions of the batter. Fry for 1 minute either side. Why not add a knob of butter to the pan during frying. Remove from pan, stack the fritters on a plate and season with salt and squeezed lemon juice.

Enjoy ! #feedingthefam #themeatmaidennz


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