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Southern Fried Shrimp

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Southern Fried Shrimp
Enjoy this fried shrimp as a snack or serve with fries for a wonderful lunch or dinner.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 3 cups large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half or milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • oil for deep frying


Season shrimp with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and the pepper; let stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes. Combine egg, cream, cornmeal, flour, baking powder and remaining salt in small mixing bowl; mix until well blended and smooth. Heat oil in deep fryer to 350°. Add batter mixture to shrimp; stir until shrimp are well coated. Drop shrimp in deep, hot fat in batches. Fry until light golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes.

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 5 out of 5
southern fried shrimp, Member meandmark

Was looking for a simple batter recipe for fried shrimp for a long time. Tried this and it came out delicious. Made for a group of friends, who couldn't stop asking for the recipe. One note regarding the thickness of the batter, just add a little more of the half and half for the consistency that you want.

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