FRIED SHRIMP—Crunchy and Delicious

There’s such a wonderful versatility to shrimp, and I think that’s why so many cooks love to work with it.  It’s appropriate for luncheons, dinners, hors d’oeuvres. It’s great served on a hot summer day as a salad or in a Tuscan cheesy wine sauce with pasta on a chilly fall evening. It lends itself to being sautéed, broiled, stewed, roasted, boiled—and to me, the best of all: deep fried, having been dipped in egg, and then flour and panko crumbs. You’ll find it’s perfect for a special occasion!

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FRIED SHRIMP—Crunchy and Delicious
SERVINGS
3-4
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COOK TIME
5minutes
PREP TIME
30minutes
READY IN
40minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Rinse shrimp, dry with paper towel. “Butterfly” them by slicing down the back, leaving tails on.
  2. Heat cooking oil in a good sized pot, until shimmering, about 350 degrees
  3. Beat eggs and water together in a small dish
  4. Submerge each shrimp in egg mixture for a several seconds; then toss with flour, making sure it’s thoroughly coated
  5. Dip again in egg mixture, then in panko crumbs
  6. Try adding one shrimp to oil; it should be hot enough to bubble and sizzle, but not so hot as to smoke or burn
  7. Add the shrimp, a few at a time, frying for about 3 minutes, until golden
  8. Drain the fried shrimp on a rack, over paper towel
  9. Serve with lemon wedges and dipping sauce

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