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Tortillas de gambas - Spanish shrimp fritters

Light fluffy fritters filled with shrimps.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped finely
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch of yellow food coloring
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 8 king prawns roughly chopped
  • Oil for frying


  • In a large bowl mix flour and yeast.
  • Add the parsley, garlic, egg, salt, pepper, food coloring and water.
  • Mix well until it comes all together in a thick batter.
  • In a large frying pan heat 1 inch deep of frying oil to 365° F / 190° C
  • Add the shrimp chunks to the better and stir to combine.
  • With a tablespoon drop dollops of batter carefully into the hot oil. Fry from both sides until lightly brown.
  • Take out and leave to drain on some paper towels. Serve hot or cold!