How to make Prawns in Batter.
300g of prawns
150g of plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
A small quantity of saffron (or orange food colouring)
Cooking olive oil (sunflower oil is also fine)
Peel the prawns but try to leave on the end of the tail. Sprinkle them all with salt then set aside.
Now you’ll need to make the batter. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add a little salt then slowly add the flour a little at a time whilst stirring constantly making sure that no lumps appear in the mixture. Now add the baking powder and saffron (in truth many Spanish kitchens use orange food colouring – ‘colorante’ – instead).
Now you can heat up the oil to medium in a frying pan. Once it is hot enough you simply hold each prawn by its tail, quickly dip it into the batter mix and drop it into the hot oil until it starts to go brown (about 2 minutes). Do this for each prawn then remove them from the pan with a slotted spoon onto some kitchen roll to get rid of the excess oil then serve immediately.