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Fried Shrimp

Fried Shrimp – fresh, juicy deep-fried shrimps drenched in buttermilk and coated in highly-seasoned breadcrumbs. Light, crispy and finger-licking good!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword fried shrimp, quick and easy, seafood, shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 - 4 people
Calories 221kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound large shrimp peeled , deveined
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 -1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white or black pepper
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  • Preheat a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F OR In a large sauce pan, pour vegetable oil – half way .
  • In a large bowl mix together, cornmeal, flour, garlic & onion powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  • Mix buttermilk and eggs. Set aside.
  • Dip shrimp in buttermilk mixture and lightly deep into the flour mixture.
  • Then fry the shrimp in the fryer or saucepan a few at at a time. Fry until slightly brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes or more depending on the size. These big chunks took about 6 minutes per side.
  • Remove from the fryer with a slotted spoon place on a cookie rack to ensure crispness. Repeat with the remaining shrimps.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: -106mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2.3mg