Thursday, January 22, 2015

Succulent Fried Shrimp

We love seafood of all kinds, and especially like wild-caught South Carolina shrimp when I can get them.

We like shrimp prepared in all kinds of dishes, from steamed to fried, or cooked in a Low Country Boil. 

1 lb. extra large wild-caught shrimp, peeled
1 cup self-rising flour
1 tbls. Fein Tasting Foods Chesapeake Bay Rub (or Old Bay Seasoning)
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. hot sauce
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
Oil for frying

Turn on fryer to 375 degrees or heat 2-3" oil to 375 in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

In 3 separate bowls add:
1st bowl - flour and spice rub; stir to combine
2nd bowl - eggs and hot sauce; whisked to combine
3rd bowl - Panko bread crumbs

Dredge peeled shrimp in flour, dip in egg mixture and coat with panko crumbs. Place on a cooling rack to let sit approx. 15 minutes.

Deep fry shrimp 5 minutes or until shrimp are browned and cooked through.  Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.