Recipe

Tuatua Fritter

30 minshere
Cooking method: Pan-fry

Tuatua Fritter

30 mins
Cooking method: Pan-fry
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 kg whole tuatua (live or blanched chilled)
  • ½ tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 leek
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • micro herbs
  • caper berries
  • aioli
  • lime (optional)

 

 

Seafood used

Cooking method

  1. Shuck and finely chop tuatua. Grate ginger, julienne potatoes (or grate) and finely slice leek.
  2. Mix egg, flour and cornflour to make fritter batter. Add tuatua and vegetables to batter mix, season with pepper, (no salt!)
  3. Fry tuatua fritters on medium heat with olive oil until golden (3 min each side), drain and keep warm.
  4. Check to ensure potato and leek are sufficiently cooked. Serve on a bed of micro herbs and garnish with halved capers, aioli and a squeeze of lime juice.

Image and recipe courtesy Cloudy Bay Clams