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Potatoes with prawns

Potatoes with prawns

This recipe, originally from Belgium, consists of baked potatoes which are hollowed out and filled with fried prawns. A cream and white wine sauce is then poured over the potatoes before returning them to the oven.

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Last modified on: January 14th 2016

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
33 min.1 hour 16 min.1 hour 49 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, wthout the sauce.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
40 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #1 Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).

Scrub and rinse 8 potatoes; choose medium to large ones.

Bake in the oven.
Stage 2
10 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #2 Peel 200 g cooked prawns and cut into small pieces.
Stage 3
5 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #3 Prepare ½ onion and chop finely.
Stage 4
1 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #4 Melt 30 g butter in a saucepan on medium heat, then add the chopped onion, salt and pepper. Cook for a minute or two while stirring.
Stage 5
20 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #5 Pour in 500 ml dry white wine, stir well and leave to reduce by 3/4 on low heat.
Stage 6
3 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #6 Pass the reduced wine and onion through a fine strainer and only keep the liquid. Return this to the pan.
Stage 7
5 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #7 Pour the cream into the reduced wine and bring to the boil on high heat.

Turn down the heat and leave to thicken to the consistency that suits you.
Stage 8
5 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #8 Melt 30 g butter in a small pan on high heat, then sauter (fry while tossing gently) the prawns just until they begin colour slightly.

Set aside.
Stage 9
10 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #9 The potatoes are cooked when they yield to the touch or when a knife blade passes through easily.

Cut a "lid" off the top of each potato (less than halfway down).

If necessary, slice a little off the bottom so that the potato stands firmly.

Do not turn the oven off.
Stage 10
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #10 Scoop out the potato flesh with a small spoon or pommes parisiennes spoon.

We will not be using the potato flesh in this recipe, so you can keep this for use in another dish, such as potato purée.
Stage 11
5 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #11 Fill each potato shell with the prawn pieces and arrange on a baking sheet.
Stage 12
5 min.
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #12 Pour in the cream sauce and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.

You can put them under the grill to brown the tops.
Stage 13
Potatoes with prawns : Photo of step #13 Serve piping hot.

Remarks

It is not essential to strain the wine and onion mixture. Leaving the bits of onion will give a more rustic character to the sauce; it's a matter of texture.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 7.58 €
Per person : 1.90 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: The same wine as you used for the sauce. In keeping with origins of the dish, a Belgian white wine, such as an AOC Côtes de Sambre et Meuse.
Source: Home made
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