Salt-Fried Shrimp

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
12 to 15 shrimp
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon finely-minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili oil
  • 2 tablespoons thinly-shaved scallions, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound large shrimp, shell-on, split down back and deveined
Directions
  • Slowly heat oil in a wok or large skillet.

  • In a small bowl combine next 5 ingredients for sauce.

  • In 3 bowls, combine flour and cornstarch in first; beat egg whites with a fork until loose in second; mix salt and pepper in third. Dip shrimp first in flour mixture, shaking off excess; dip in egg whites, allowing excess to drip off. Lightly roll in salt mixture and add immediately to hot oil. Fry on all sides, remove and drain on paper towels.

  • Serve with sauce, garnished with extra scallions.


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