The Lady and Sons Beer-Battered Fried Shrimp

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 3 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 3 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup beer

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

Oil, for frying

21 to 25 large shrimp, peeled with tails left on


  1. Preheat a fryer or a deep pot halfway filled with oil to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the beer, flour, and salt, and allow to sit at room temperature for several hours. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and dip the shrimp in the batter and fry for approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Drain shrimp on paper towels.