Fried Butterflied Shrimp

Fried Butterflied Shrimp

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Joy Fleming 0

"These shrimp will knock your socks off! The batter doesn't overcoat the shrimp, which helps it maintain a wonderful flavor! Enjoy!"

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 795 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 795 kcal
  • 40%
  • Fat:
  • 34.8 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 83.9g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 33.5 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 266 mg
  • 89%
  • Sodium:
  • 610 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat deep fryer or skillet with oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, pour in water and mix in cornstarch and eggs.
  3. Dip the shrimp into the mixture allowing them to be completely coated. Then roll the shrimp in the breadcrumbs. Coat the shrimp well with the breadcrumbs. Mix up the cornstarch batter again. Dip the breadcrumbs coated shrimp back into the cornstarch batter. Roll the shrimp in the breadcrumbs for a second time. Repeat for each shrimp.
  4. Drop shrimp, one at a time, into the hot oil and cook shrimp until they are golden brown.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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LPALMER22
1/18/2003

I made this batter and it was absolutely delicious! The only thing is is is way too much of the liquid batter for 1 pound of shrimp. If you scale it down to a 3/4 of a serving it will not leave you with a lot of excess cornstarch batter.

Wilemon
1/27/2004

For an even crispier shrimp, dip the second time in Panko breadcrumbs. Panko crumbs are found in the Japanese section of the grocery store. They are very light and fry up beautifully golden and they are crispier than any breadcrumb I have ever tried.

JERRIP
12/30/2003

My husband says this is the best shrimp he ever ate. ( including restraunts) I also cooked some scallops like this,and they were also wonderful. I did change a couple of things. 1/2 the water and corn starch, 2 eggs and salt for the wash. I also added about 1/4 cup of fine corn meal to the bread crumbs. I will make this often!!