Just had an Epiphany!

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  1. squiddie

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    OK so it's half 4 in the morning and I'm munching some home made meringue and I was looking at the inside thinking "what does that remind me of" then it hit me PRAWN CRACKERS!!

    So here's my theory, you whisk up some egg whites add a touch of salt, and some sort of prawn flavouring, do they do prawn essence? (I don't know the logistics of this - I'm the ideas girl YOU come up with the nuts and bolts!) and spread a thin layer on a fry-lighted baking sheet and cook like meringue until its crispy and break up! Or possibly fry a little in a frying pan a bit like a pan cake maybe?

    Trust me I will be trying this as soon as everyone in the house is concious and I don't have to fear sleepy Mum and her pillow of doom!

    I don't want to get into a discussion on whether they'd have syns because they can be seen as a snack, I'm too excited at this posibility of prawn crackers with my syn free stir fry!

    Yiipppppeeeeeeeeee! :D

    Natt xxx
     
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    Upon google-ing "savoury meringue" to find some sort of recipe - turns out savoury meringue is also a play by James Saunders... so there ya go!
     
  4. Julianne_julz

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    Just get a bag of Skips! Lol x
     
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    Haha! Reckon I could extract the flavour?!
     
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    Wow I hope there is such a thing as Prawn Essence. Or, Essence of Prawn. Or Prawn Extract, or....ah I'm too excited! Report back if you find anything.
     
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    Now theres a thought, wonder if you smashed up a bag of skips and added them to the merangue it would take on the flavour? It would have syns but you might not need a whole bag, just enough to flavour. Or, maybe some fish sauce from the supermarket would do the trick.

    Actually, why don't you just ask in a take-a-way what they are flavoured with, it might be easier lol.

    Brilliant idea though esspecially for that early in the morning. xx
     
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    Why not just blend some prawns??? Not my cup of tea (cant stand the evil fishy little blighters), but it may just work?
     
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    Urrrrrrrrrgh this thread is making me want to hurl! No offense Squiddie!! Just the thought of fishy meringue..........:yuk:
     
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    Lol mmm prawn smoothie! *gag*

    There must be something out there... x
     
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    The whole prawn extract thing is bugging me now! You can get it as all the recipes for take-away ones have it. Either that or prawns blended with tapioca flour and deep fried! Healthy!! Lol. X
     
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    Squiddie, you are a genius, 'fishy meringue's' sound awful.....but it will probably work, I think the pounded up fresh prawn theory will give you the best flavour......good luck with your experiment's, and keep us informed of your progress. X
     
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    Love this thread! it's hilarious!

    The idea is good - but I think it'll be one of those 'trial and error' things until it suits your taste. But interested to see if it works!

    I love prawns - could eat them all the time. :)

    xxx
     
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    Well I asked the expert (my Mum) and she also said real prawns, now I'm not into fish (hold your jokes) so I like the smashed up skips idea. Walkers must get the flavour from somewhere too! I'm thinking in the mean time I could make some sort of oriental flavour with soy sauce or something... but I have a feeling if I use any liquid it will affect the texture (I thought of using fish stock) so maybe some curry powder etc. Anyway I'll keep thinking then I might make a couple of batches with different flavours and report back :D
     
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    Go for it Natt - if it works it will be fab!

    PS - don't you sleep hun???
     
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    You can't be a genius and sleep at the same time hun! Haha, no I take a lot of morphine and my sleep patterns are up a famous creek, name rhymes with fit... ;)
     
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    I don't get to sleep very well (talking hours to nod off....) but I think that's mostly due to caffeine.....
    Oh well, getting off thread here, sorry - keep coming up with the strokes of genius, you are a star!
     
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    I have a local speciality thai/chinese supermarket and they ahve flavourings for everything. I bet theres dried prawn or powdered prawns or summat in there.... will take a look next time Im along there.

    Great thinking! Low syn prawn crackers .... now you are talking lol
     
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    Try some fish sauce, the stuff you add to Thai currys sure it would be free
     
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    I will be trying to creative these master pieces as soon as I feel better! I will keep you all informed :)
     
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    I know Asda do prawn flavoured instant noodle things (smart price i think)... but they have a sachet of flavouring in them....
    god knows whats in it... or whether it tastes of prawn but maybe worth a try?

    Good luck! let us know how you get on!! xx
     
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