Deep-Fried Shrimp

Deep-Fried Shrimp

Treat your family to these deep fried shrimps that are ready in 40 minutes - perfect for dinner.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Vegetable oil
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
large eggs
3/4
cup dry bread crumbs
1
lb uncooked medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, peeled (with tail shells left on), deveined
  1. In deep fryer or 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil (2 to 3 inches) to 350°F.
  2. In shallow dish, mix flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, beat eggs slightly with fork or whisk. In third shallow dish, place bread crumbs. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Coat shrimp with flour mixture; dip into eggs, then coat with bread crumbs.
  3. Fry 4 or 5 shrimp at a time in oil about 1 minute, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
When buying medium shrimp for this recipe, expect to get 31 to 35 per pound, though this number may vary slightly. Watch the temperature of the oil carefully during frying. If it starts to smoke, turn down the heat and wait a few minutes before putting in the next batch of shrimp.
Deep-Fried Oysters or Clams:
Substitute 3/4 lb shucked oysters or clams, drained, for the shrimp.
Deep-Fried Sea Scallops:
Substitute 3/4 lb shucked sea scallops, drained, for the shrimp. Fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Bay scallops, which are smaller, will cook more quickly.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 300
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 215mg;
  • Sodium 920mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.