The Nite Lite Kitchen

Hello Nite Liters,   I happen to be married to an excellent cook…so I thought I would share some of his incredible recipes with you. Here’s what’s cooking in The Nite Lite Kitchen this week. Bon Appetit!   Fran~

These tortillitas are so good and very easy to make. I was first drawn to this recipe from Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties by Julia Reed because of its simplicity. Served warm, they just melt in your mouth. This recipe is a definite keeper. Enjoy.   Tom~

Shrimp Tortillitas

1/2 cup all-purpose flour / 1/2 cup chickpea flour (also called garbanzo bean flour) / 1 teaspoon salt / 1 cup water / 1/2 pound shrimp, shelled and finely chopped / 1/4 cup chopped onion / 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley / Safflower oil for frying

In a medium bowl, whisk the flours with the Old Bay seasoning and gradually whisk in 1 cup water until smooth. Stir in the shrimp, onion, and parsley. (The batter can be prepared up to 3 hours ahead and left in a cool place.) Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch in a large skillet and heat over high heat until smoking. Drop the batter by tablespoons into oil, spreading it with a spoon to make thin, lacy pancakes. (You will be able to cook about 4 at a time.) Fry for about 1 minute, until golden underneath, and turn to brown the other side. Drain and serve immediately. 10-12 servings


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