From Grandma’s Kitchen: Prawn Rissoles

Prawn Rissoles is a lovely Portuguese-influenced appetizer. The dough is coated with breadcrumbs and the filling contains cheese with chicken, fish, or vegetables.


(For the dough)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tbsp butter

1 cup milk

½ tsp salt

(For the stuffing)

1½ cup of prawns (cleaned and finely chopped)

1 large onion (finely chopped)

1 egg (beaten and mixed with 2 tbsp water)

1 cheese slice

¼ tsp pepper

Salt to taste

½ cup milk

2 tbsp of butter

Breadcrumbs (as required)


In a pan fry the onions till soft. Then add the prawns and salt.

Put in the butter and 2 tbsp of flour. Fry for a minute.

Add the milk and let it cook till everything thickens.

Lastly, put in the cheese and pepper.

Let the filling cool.

(For the dough)

Boil the milk with salt and butter. Add the flour to it.

Cook for 2-3 minutes on low heat till it becomes a ball.

Knead the dough and divide it into 3-5 balls.

Roll them and cut into circles with a cutter. Put the prawn filling inside.

Fold and press the edges together.

Dip into the egg and breadcrumbs.

Fry them till golden brown.