Fried Prawns and Sand Eels

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British Seasonal Food

By Mark Hix

Published 2008

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Our small native prawns are ideal for deep-frying whole in a light batter, as the shells become perfectly edible. You may think that sounds nuts, but I’ve experienced much purer prawn eating in Tokyo where they serve you live peeled prawns straight from the tank and then bring you back the shells that have been deep-fried and scattered with sea salt!

I’ve mixed them here with sand eels, which I often use when I’m fishing as live bait to catch sea bass, though they are delicious deep