Tuatua fritters

For me, this recipe brings back childhood memories of our family holidays at Whangamata. Simple ingredients from your holiday-home pantry and freshly gathered seafood make for delicious fritters. These are scrumptious served between two pieces of fresh white bread, on their own or with salad.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 12
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Tuatua fritters
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 250 gram tuatua meat, each piece chopped into 3 bits (see tip)
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 firm tomato, finely diced
  • oil for cooking


Tuatua fritters
  • 1
    In a bowl, mix flour, eggs, milk and curry powder to a smooth batter. Season.
  • 2
    Add tuatua, onion and tomato. Mix to combine.
  • 3
    Heat a frying pan or barbecue plate to medium.
  • 4
    Add enough oil to shallow-fry fritters. Cook spoonfuls of mixture in batches, flipping halfway through, until golden brown on both sides.


About 1½kg of tuatua yields about 250g meat.