Cheat's scampi with chunky chips

Cheat's scampi with chunky chips

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4
A classic fave that's satisfying and surprisingly healthy - and just 93p per serving!

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal377
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein28g
  • salt1g


  • 3 large baking potatoes, cut into chunky chips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 400g raw peeled king prawns
  • 2 eggs, beaten



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  • 140g dried breadcrumbs
  • tartare sauce and lemon wedges to serve (optional)


  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.

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7th Apr, 2019
I don't know where they're buying prawns from for this to be 93p per serving... Most supermarket king prawns would bring the cost for this recipe in at over £2 per portion.
31st Mar, 2011
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.
29th Mar, 2011
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.
21st Mar, 2011
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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