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Harissa-Fried Scallops
serves 2 to 4
Harissa ScallopsIngredients

  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon harissa (or 2 teaspoons if you like them firecracker hot)

  • Pinch salt, plus extra for seasoning over the fried scallops

  • 16 medium-sized sea scallops

  • Vegetable oil for frying

  • Lemon wedges


Fill a cast iron skillet halfway up the side with vegetable oil, and heat to 350°F.

Meanwhile, make the batter by whisking together the flour, the baking powder, the water, harissa, and a pinch of salt.

Toss the scallops into the batter, and coat well. Allow the excess batter to drip off, and then fry the scallops in two or three batches for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towel. Season with salt while the scallops are still hot.

Serve immediately! Squeeze lemon over the top.

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