Monday, 6 January 2014

Recipe: Prawn & Potato Stir Fry

A while ago I was contacted by the team at Best British Bloggers to ask if I wanted to take part in a great cook club challenge for Instaprint, to celebrate the fact that you can now use their online service to print up your own recipe cards. The idea was that we all contributed a recipe to the box, and we cooked another bloggers creation at home. I chose the Prawn & Potato Stir Fry from lifestyle blog Oh So Amelia, and just adapted it only slightly for what I had in the house at the time. I shared it with my Father Wednesday lunch time.
DSC_1318 DSC_1342 DSC_1339 DSC_1310 To be perfectly honest, I was very dubious about the idea of using potatoes in a stir fry, especially alongside the rice noodles. I was worried about it the whole way through cooking, as was my Father who assisted, who is the Wok master in our house. But, it was in fact delicious and made for a very filling meal, something I'd really recommend as a quick week night supper. 

  • 1 Large Potato
  • 1 Yellow or Green Pepper
  • 3 Spring Onions
  • 2 Large Handfuls Cooked Prawns
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Large Pinch Dried Chilli Flakes
  • Groundnut Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • 100g (4oz) Rice Noodles

Cook the rice noodles as per the packets instructions. Heat a large splash of the oil in a wok. Add the potato, sliced really thinly for a couple of minutes until they start to brown. Add the chilli flakes, then the pepper and the green chilli, again both sliced thinly. Cook until the pepper has started to soften and add the spring onions sliced, the prawns and the drained noodles. Heat the prawns through and season to taste with soy sauce. Serve with a sprinkling of freshly chopped coriander if you wish.

Do any of you use a recipe box to keep all of your recipes straight and all together in one place. I'm going to put my family recipes I don't already have a record of here on the blog in the box the Best British Bloggers team sent me alongside my new set of recipe cards, as well as all of the recipes I pull out of (mostly Waitrose) magazines that I want to try at some stage. 


  1. Thanks so much for posting such mouth watering photos of burger...I am surely going to visit all those yummy eatout places in my next Los Angeles Trip.

  2. Yumm. I spied this in my recipe box and keep meaning to try it out! And dammit, I broke my rule of not reading your blog before lunchtime - hungry again, post-breakfast.

  3. It really is a great recipe, it came as a big surprise to me; such a good flavour. And I'm sorry if I've made you hungry!! Think about what it is like to be me; I currently have two cookbooks, a copy of Waitrose magazine and my recipe development notebook open on my desk, and while I'll have a snack before I leave my class today is 12-2pm, over lunch!!

  4. Looks a really yummy recipe - and I love the idea of the recipe cards. Might have to check that out myself!

  5. Potato sounds like an odd choice but I am seriously tempted to try this!

    Maria xxx

  6. I honestly thought that too, but it has turned out to be rather delicious!

  7. Oh my god, the recipe cards! They are fantastic! And this recipe combines pretty much everything I care about, thanks for the weekend lunch idea.