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Party Food Recipes: Prawn Croquettes

Party Food Recipes: Prawn Croquettes

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizers, Easy Recipes, Starters
Servings 6


  • 8 oz (225g) frozen prawns
  • 1 oz (25 g) butter
  • 2 oz (50 g) plain flour
  • 1/4 (150 ml) pint milk
  • 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 oz (100 g) dried breadcrumbs
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Place the prawns in a dish, cover and leave to thaw. Drain and chop finely. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  • Sprinkle on half the flour and stir over the heat until it becomes golden in colour.
  • Gradually add the milk and, stirring continuously, bring slowly to the boil, when the sauce will thicken.
  • Add the chopped prawns, lemon juice, salt pepper and parsley. Continue cooking for about 2 minutes until the mixture becomes firm, again stirring continuously.
  • Chill the prawn mixture. Wet your hands and, on a lightly floured surface, form the mixture into a long roll.
  • Cut into small pieces and shape into croquettes. Dip the croquettes in the remaining flour, then in beaten egg and finally in breadcrumbs.
  • Heat the oil for deep-frying to 180 c/ 350 f and fry the croquettes for about 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and leave to cool.
Keyword Party Recipe, Snacks