How many of you like to order fried breaded shrimp when you’re at a seafood restaurant? I know I do. Most of the time, it is an excellent main dish, and it can fill you up very quickly. This recipe is incredibly simple that you might know it already. However, I want to share with you how I make my own fried shrimp.
You will need shell-off, de-veined shrimps along with one egg, garlic and herb bread crumb, salt and pepper. You can have the shrimps with or without tail, that’s up to you. I normally get my shrimp frozen at Wal-Mart. The shrimp over there are already clean and ready to go. It’s also very cheap because I can get a bag of medium size shrimp for around $5.00.
If you buy the frozen shrimp then let it thaw before doing the next step. When the shrimps are ready, season them in bowl with a little salt and pepper. I prefer to use garlic salt for this to add a little flavor but you can use regular salt if you like. Beat up the egg in a separate bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper. You can change how many eggs you use depend on how many shrimps you have. Just as a reference, one egg will be good for about 40 medium shrimps. Put the bread crumb in a shallow dish.
After seasoning the shrimps, put them in the egg mixture. Let the egg coat the shrimps thoroughly before putting them in with the bread crumb. The egg mixture will help the bread crumb to stick to the shrimp. If you do a lot of shrimps, put the bread crumb shrimps on a baking sheet until you finish with all of them.
You don’t need a deep fryer for this because a regular frying pan will work just fine. Heat up about 2 cups of vegetable oil in the frying pan for about 5-7 minutes on medium heat. You don’t want the oil to be too hot that it will burn the shrimp. After the oil heats up, put the shrimp in and fry them for a minute or two on each side. When they are done, put them on paper towel so the oil can be absorbed.
Wasn’t that just so simple? I am sorry that I can’t give you exact measurement because that’s how I cook. It all depends on how many people you will serve or how much ingredient you have. So good luck and hope you enjoy this post.