The Shrimp fritters They are a Cadiz dish that is eaten as a tapa throughout the year, although its consumption increases by carnival time. It is a dough that does not contain eggs, made with chickpea flour and that has its origin in the town of San Fernando.
Shrimp omelettes They are usually thin so that they are very crispy and also, so they do not trap a lot of fat from frying being light and tasty. They are made with raw shrimp, but, if you can’t find them, you can prepare them with cooked shrimp, although they will be less flavorful.
In a bowl, mix the wheat flour with the chickpea flour and add the finely chopped parsley and chives and the fresh shrimp. If you can’t find chickpea flour, you can make the recipe with wheat flour. In that case, to obtain the classic yellow color, you can add a pinch of turmeric to the dough. Add a glass of very cold water and stir with the rods. We will have a very light dough. We let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
After the rest, add one more splash of cold water and beat again. In a wide frying pan or better in a paella pan, add abundant extra virgin olive oil and wait for it to heat up. Then, with a saucepan, we add small portions of our dough and wait for it to set., turning them so that they brown on both sides.
We drain each tortilla on absorbent paper and we place them in the source where they are going to be served.. The normal thing is that as it happens with crepes or pancakes, the first one does not turn out well but then they will come out without problem.
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With what to accompany the shrimp omelettes
The Shrimp fritters They are so good that you don’t need more than a beer or a sparkling wine from Cádiz to enjoy them. If you want, you can serve them with a portion of bienmesabe or dogfish in adobo sauce, also very Cadiz and accompany them with a light tomato and avocado salad. The enjoyment is assured.
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