Tortillitas de Camarones (Shrimp Fritters)
These crisp-edged fritters get their earthy flavor from chickpea flour. This recipe first appeared in our December 2012 issue along with Alexander Lobrano's story My Spanish Sanctuary.
Enlarge Image Credit: Todd ColemanMAKES 1 DOZEN
INGREDIENTS⅓ cup olive oil
½ small yellow onion, finely chopped
12 oz. raw medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, and finely chopped
¼ cup chickpea flour (available from Nuts.com)
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. roughly chopped parsley
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. hot paprika
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Lemon wedges, for serving
INSTRUCTIONS1. Heat 2 tbsp. of the oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 6 minutes. Transfer onions to a bowl, and add the shrimp, both flours, parsley, baking powder, paprika, salt, and 5 tbsp. water; stir to combine thoroughly. Set batter aside for 10 minutes.
2. Heat remaining oil in skillet over medium-high heat, and working in batches, add 2 tbsp. batter, and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and crisp at the edges, about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, transfer to paper towels to drain; season with salt and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges.