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

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 40 min.
Potatoes with prawns
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
Peel 200 g cooked prawns and cut into small pieces.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Potatoes with prawns
Prepare ½ onion and chop finely.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Potatoes with prawns
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fill each potato shell with the prawn pieces and arrange on a baking sheet.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
Potatoes with prawns
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
Serve piping hot.
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.
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.
A few days in the fridge, wthout the sauce.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,349 Kcal or 9,835 Kj69 gr267 gr112 gr
117 %27 %25 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
102 Kcal or 427 Kj3 gr12 gr5 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
587 Kcal or 2,458 Kj17 gr67 gr28 gr
29 %7 %6 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Shellfish, Milk, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 7.58 €
  • Per person : 1.90 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Dry white wineDry white wine: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spring veal sauté , French onion soup, Salmon with sorrel, Montbenoit's canapés, Hollandaise sauce, ... All
Cooked prawnsCooked prawns: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Avocado with Sautéed Prawns , Normandy seafood stew, Seafood rice salad, Scandinavian cocktail, Quiche Bretonne, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: "Day After Pork Belly" Soup, Vol-au-vent, Mushroom Pancakes au Gratin, Feta and spinach brik pie, Spinach and Mushrooms with Pesto, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Layered Leek and Egg Gratin , Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices, Comtoise apple charlotte, Pork Chops with Rosemary, Milk rolls, ... All
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