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I went through a bit of a Spanish phase recently and this was one of the dishes I learnt to cook. I was amazed to see how much people enjoyed eating them - they are so quick to make and truly delicious.
Remove the heads from the prawns (this is optional, some people like to leave the heads on).
Place the flour, peppers, paprika and salt in a plastic bag (you can do this to taste).
Add the prawns in batches, sealing the bag and then shaking to coat with the flour.
Once coated place the prawns in a colander - so that the excess flour can fall off.
Heat a wok with a flavourless oil (such as sunflower) until it shimmers.
Fry prawns in small batches (if you do them all at once they will get soggy).
Serve with aioli or mayonnaise.
Optional: you can use lots of different flavours here, cayenne pepper is lovely as is dried chilli flakes.
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