From Crouton Crackerjacks.
Learn how to make crispy deep fried shrimp! Breaded using panko bread crumbs, these classic fried shrimp are crunchy on the outside and sweet and delicate on the inside. Served with cocktail sauce, these are delicious morsels of the sea!
What you’ll need:
approx. 1 pound 41-60 size frozen shrimp with the shells on
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp seasoned salt (or use Old Bay Seasoning)
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
1 quart vegetable oil (for frying)
cocktail sauce (see how I make it here: https://youtu.be/goNxQ1EZYKg)
Place shrimp into a large bowl filled with cold water to thaw. Separate shrimps so they thaw evenly. Let sit about 10 minutes.
In a small bowl combine flour with seasoned salt. Mix to combine.
In another small bowl, whisk eggs with 1 Tbsp water.
In yet another bowl, add panko breadcrumbs and season with an additional 1/4 tsp seasoned salt.
When shrimp are thawed, peel leaving the tail attached. Place into a colander to drain well.
To bread, coat shrimp in flour, then egg, then panko breadcrumbs. Set onto a plate. Continue with remaining shrimp.
To fry, heat oil in a heavy pan over medium-high heat to 350*F. Working in batches, fry for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until golden brown and done on the inside. Do not overcook! When golden brown, remove to a draining rack and let drain. Serve with cocktail sauce. Makes 40-60 shrimps. Enjoy!
Seasoned salt recipe:
2 Tbsp salt
2 tsp white sugar
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder