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Deep-Fried Shrimp

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4
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Treat your family to these deep fried shrimps that are ready in 40 minutes - perfect for dinner.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

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.

Substitute 3/4 lb shucked oysters or clams, drained, for the shrimp.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
215mg
71%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
2%
Protein
19g
19%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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