Prawn Rissoles- a Portuguese Snack

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Prawn Rissoles- a Portuguese Snack


For the Covering

  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Butter Clarified
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 cup Water

For the Filling

  • 1 cup Prawns Cooked
  • 1 - 1/2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Pepper powder powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic cloves paste (optional)
  • to taste Salt
  • 3/4 tablespoon Flour
  • pinch Nutmeg powder - a
  • 1/2 cup Milk - more
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Cheese (or more)
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • 1 - 1/2 cups Breadcrumbs


  • Take the water, clarified butter and salt in a pan.
  • Bring to a rolling boil.
  • Add the flour mixture and quickly mix well with a wooden spoon, till the mixture forms a ball.
  • Switch off heat.
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl.
  • Slightly wet your hands and carefully knead the dough till smooth. The dough will be hot.
  • Cover and keep aside.
  • Take another pan and heat butter.
  • Add the garlic paste (if using) and saute for a minute.
  • Add the pepper powder, nutmeg and flour and mix well. Stir for a few seconds.
  • Add milk, a little at a time, mixing well.
  • Make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Add the cheese and prawns and mix well.
  • The sauce should be just enough to coat the prawns. If required, you may add more milk.
  • Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
  • Take small balls off the dough and roll it out into 3" circles.
  • Place a spoonful of the filling in the centre.
  • Bring one end of the circle over the filling to the other end, to form a moon shape.
  • Press and seal the edges.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.
  • Take each of the Rissoles and dip in the beaten egg, evenly coating it.
  • Roll in the breadcrumbs so that it coats evenly.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • When hot, carefully drop the rissoles and fry on medium heat, till golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain onto an absorbant paper.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
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