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For tea tonight…..Pāua Fritters.

A friend of ours pitched up the other evening with a couple of bags of Pāua….YUM!!!

For anyone who doesn’t know what they are….they are in the USA and Australia they are also known as Abalone and in the UK as Ormer shells.                                     Paua shell

They’re probably better known for their beautiful shells than their less attractive insides…….



                                                            They are basically a large edible sea snail that feeds on sea weed…. sounds like something very unappetising….BUT….they are delicious!!!

So this evening we took a departure from the traditional Sunday dinner (which we really do love) and decided to have Pāua Fritters


Pāua Fritters Recipe

Prepare 1 chopped onion and 6  pāuas (without shells) by cutting into
manageable cubes and mincing (preferably through an old fashioned mincer) ….the result isn’t that appealing looking to be fair……as a friend said…you gotta mince it up until it looks like…well…it looks like pus (way to go how to sell something as appealing to eat!!!)..but actually he is right..you do have to mince it up till it looks like pus Confused smile


In a mixing bowl put:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg

Mix in the minced  Pāua and onion, as well as some finely chopped parsley, then add a cup of milk or more to make a fritter mix (not to stiff).
Fry in oil at a low temperature and serve.

The end result is however a completely different thing altogether they don’t necessarily look much…..they are delicious!!Flirt male