Pāua fritters

As kids, we were spoiled with these! Friends of Mum and Dad always used to drop off pāua and now I crave them, so I love getting my hands on some when I can. I have changed my usual recipe a little, with inspiration from my chef brother, by adding some herbs and zest. These are fantastic!

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 12
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Paua fritters
  • 1 cup minced pāua
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed parsley and mint, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • olive oil for cooking (or cooking oil of your choice)
  • lemon wedges to serve


Paua fritters
  • 1
    Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine into a smooth batter. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 2
    When ready to cook, heat a fry pan or barbecue plate. Add oil to pan, then dollop on spoonfuls of mixture and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  • 3
    Ensure fritters are cooked all the way through – there's nothing worse than a gooey fritter!
  • 4
    Serve with wedges of lemon or my dad's favourite, Worcestershire sauce.