Tractorman’s Tuatua Fritters Recipe

SpotX Wild Foods Recipe from Ian Neary
Prep:20 minutes Cook:10 minutes Difficulty:1
  • 3 cups freshly steamed tuatuas, loosely chopped.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • ½ cup standard flour.
  • 2 farm eggs.
  • ½ cup white wine.
  • Freshly-ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed.
  • 1 stick ginger, finely chopped.
  • 1 handful chopped parsley.
  • 1 handful chopped coriander.
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped.
  • 1 onion, finely chopped.
  • Place all the ingredients in the bowl with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Create a lumpy batter.
  • Cook fritters on a lightly-oiled hotplate or pan.
  • Serve with a dash of lemon juice.

Tuatua and Pipis
Tuatua and Pipis There is no reason for anyone to go hungry in this country, especially if you live by the sea.
In most areas of coastline you will find open beaches, sand banks and estuarine flats that, with a little scratching around at the bottom of tide, will turn up shellfish of some description. Shellfish were standard fare for Maori all over New Zealand; middens (rubbish pits) discovered well inland by archaeologists turned up shells that indicate a lively shellfish trade between coastal and inland groups.


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