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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Deep Fried Shrimp

Deep fried shrimp to die for.
You can spice the flour up with
cayenne and lemon pepper if desired.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika
3 large eggs
1-1/2 cups dried bread crumbs
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled,
deveined, tails left on
vegetable oil for deep-frying
salt to taste

In a medium bowl, stir flour and paprika together.
Break the eggs into another medium bowl
and beat them with a fork for 1 minute.
Place the bread crumbs in a third medium bowl.
Dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture,
shaking off the excess.
Dip them into the beaten eggs,
then into the bread crumbs,
pressing to make the crumbs adhere.
Place the breaded shrimp on a
rack set over a sheet pan.
When all the shrimp are breaded,
transfer the rack and sheet to the
bottom shelf of your refrigerator
and let them rest, uncovered, for 1 hour.
In a deep kettle or electric deep-fryer,
heat the oil to 350 degrees.
Fry the shrimp, in batches if necessary
to avoid overcrowding, for 2 to 3 minutes
or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels,
sprinkle with salt, and serve.

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