Fried Shrimp

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

Yield:
2 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp, butterflied
  • Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cocktail Sauce, recipe follows
  • Cocktail Sauce:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 heaping tablespoons prepared horseradish
Directions
  • Combine the cornstarch and flour in one bowl, then beat the eggs and 1/2 cup water in a second bowl. In a third bowl, combine the panko and seasoned breadcrumbs. Bread the shrimp by dipping them first in the flour mix, then the egg wash, then the breadcrumbs.

  • Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat to 350 degrees F.

  • Fry the shrimp in batches until golden and crispy, approximately 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt and pepper. Serve with Cocktail Sauce.

Cocktail Sauce:
  • Stir together the ketchup and horseradish in a bowl. Chill until ready to serve.

  • Special equipment: a deep-frying thermometer


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