Spanish Tortillitas De Camarones (Shrimp Cakes)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a very simple and tasty tapa recipe from Cadiz. Posted for Zaar World Tour III.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the flour and the eggs in a bowl.
  2. Add water and stir into a smooth batter.
  3. Add scallions, parsley and shrimp.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  5. Let stand to rest for half an hour or more.
  6. Heat olive oil in a frying pan.
  7. Spoon in about 2 tablespoons of batter at a time, flatten with the back of the spoon into a thin pancakes.
  8. Fry on each side until golden.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. *note*: I ask Chef Kate if she used Pam for her griddle method. Here is her reply:.
  11. "Just dry--using the smooth plates of an electric waffle iron with removable plates-I got it good and hot and then cooked them, letting them cook on one side and then turning only once - No sticking and really delicious and a lot less calories and fat.".
Most Helpful

This made a lot more than what I expected! I made as directed except I put 1/4 of the batter aside before adding the shrimp and added cooked chicken to the small amount for my one son. Probably not the healthiest dish to make but darn good!!! These would be awesome for appetizers and you could use whatever you want in it. I have to admit that I loved the large chopped shrimp! Made for my fellow Chef Gone Wild for ZWT8. Thanks Annacia! :)

Nif July 23, 2012

I did a couple of things differently but still within the bounds of your recipe! Reading the reviews I decided to leave the shrimp whole and used 3 shrimp to each little pancake -each pancake was apprx 2" across. Also I added 1 tsp chili flakes and a minced clove of garlic. Loved them. I made the whole recipe and I will try freezing the rest. Will post a further review when I defrost them Thanks Annacia for a great Sunday appetizer to compliment my Mart Mart

Bergy November 04, 2007

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