Mr. Food: Perfect Fried Shrimp

fried shrimp

What You’ll Need

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails left on

What to Do

  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; mix well. In another shallow dish, beat eggs and milk with a fork until well combined.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat oil until hot.
  3. Dip shrimp in flour mixture, then egg mixture, and again in flour mixture, coating completely.
  4. Cook shrimp about 1 minute per side, or until coating is golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.

Note

  • Cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, or any of your favorite dipping sauces can be served with these shrimp. You might even want to try some barbecue sauces.

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