Cheat's scampi with chunky chips

Cheat's scampi with chunky chips

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A classic fave that's satisfying and surprisingly healthy - and just 93p per serving!

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
377
protein
28g
carbs
52g
fat
8g
saturates
2g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 3 large baking potatoes, cut into chunky chips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g raw peeled king prawns
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 140g dried breadcrumbs
  • tartare sauce and lemon wedges to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Arrange the chips on a baking tray, drizzle with the oil and season. Bake for 40-45 mins until golden, turning halfway through.
  2. Mix the prawns in the beaten egg and tip the crumbs onto a plate. Lift the prawns out with a slotted spoon so that any excess egg drains off and toss them in the crumbs with your hands so they are coated. Transfer to a baking tray.
  3. When the chips have 10 mins to go, heat grill to high. Cook the prawns for 3-5 mins each side, until crisp and cooked through. Serve with the chips, some tartare sauce and lemon wedges, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2011

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pb3444's picture
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I made this last night and it was absolutely delicious. The breadcrumbs stuck relatively well. I added paprika and pepper to the breadcrumbs. Definitely a regular meal in our house.

darrenmckinstry's picture
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the breadcrumbs didn't stick for me either.... so I first dipped the prawns in flour and then into the egg... problem solved.... I also, by chance, used already cooked king prawns so no hassle there either.

bengalcat's picture
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Problem I had when making this is that I couldn't get the breadcrumbs to stick to the prawns! Luckily I made my own tartare sauce which was really nice to dip the prawns in, but probably wouldn't bother making this dish again.

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