Recipe: Scampi And Chip Sarnie


Scampi and chips, served in a basket is a favourite in any pub garden in the summer. That and a proper doorstep sandwich. So we've tried to blend the two together, making a deliciously crisp beer batter for the scampi and a homemade tartare sauce... plus some baked salt and vinegar crisps.


  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 lemons
  • 250 ml almond oil
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 10 langoustine tails
  • 1 iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 glugs olive oil
  • 80 g cornflour
  • 1 large white bloomer
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 400 g potatoes
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 4 cornichons
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  • 2 shots malt vinegar
  • 1 handful tarragon, chopped
  • 250 ml beer
preheat the oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat an oven to 200°C.

make the crisps

Step 2

Make The Crisps

Slice the potatoes into thin pieces on a mandolin. Toss the potato strips in oil, plenty of sea salt and the vinegar. Scatter the potato strips onto a baking tray, in a single layer and bake for 20 minutes until crisp.

make the mayo

Step 3

Make The Mayo

Mix together the egg yolks, vinegar and mustard in a bowl. Drizzle in the almond oil slowly, whisking continually, until the emulsion thickens.

finish the tartar sauce

Step 4

Finish The Tartar Sauce

Hack up the capers and cornichons, then mix into the mayo. chop the parsley and add to the mayo with a squeeze of lemon.

preheat the oil

Step 5

Preheat The Oil

Preheat oil to 180°C, never leaving it unattended.

make the batter

Step 6

Make The Batter

Mix the flours, then whisk in the beer and chopped tarragon. season the batter with salt and pepper.

fry the prawns

Step 7

Fry The Prawns

Dip the prawns into the batter, then carefully lower into the hot oil. fry for 3-4 minutes, until cooked through.

start assembling

Step 8

Start Assembling

Slice the loaf, spread generously with tartare sauce and scatter over plenty of shredded lettuce.

Finish assembling & serve

Step 9

Finish Assembling & Serve

Arrange 5 fried scampi on the slice, top with a handful of crisps and serve immediately with the other slice of bread to complete the sandwich. Serves 2

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