Cheat’s scampi with chunky chips

A classic fave that’s satisfying and surprisingly healthy – and just 93p per serving!

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 377
  • fat 8g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 52g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 28g
  • salt 1g


  • 3 large baking potatoes, cut into chunky chips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g raw peeled king prawns
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 140g dried breadcrumbs
  • tartare sauce and lemon wedges to serve (optional)


No grill?
You can cook the prawns in the oven for 10-12 mins, they just may not go as golden.


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Arrange the chips on a baking tray, drizzle with the oil and season. Bake for 40-45 mins until golden, turning halfway through.

  2. Mix the prawns in the beaten egg and tip the crumbs onto a plate. Lift the prawns out with a slotted spoon so that any excess egg drains off and toss them in the crumbs with your hands so they are coated. Transfer to a baking tray.

  3. When the chips have 10 mins to go, heat grill to high. Cook the prawns for 3-5 mins each side, until crisp and cooked through. Serve with the chips, some tartare sauce and lemon wedges, if you like.

Suggested recipes from this collection...