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Breaded Fried Shrimp

Categories: Comfort Foods
Type: Main Dishes

Cornmeal gives these shrimp a delectable crunchiness

Prep Time: prep 20 mins, plus chilling

Cooking Time: cook 15 mins

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 3 / 4 cup plain dried bread crumbs
  • 1 / 3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tsp dried marjoram or oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 / 4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 / 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 24 extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • vegetable oil for deep-frying
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  1. Mix together the bread crumbs, cornmeal, marjoram, thyme, and pepper in a shallow dish. Spread the flour in another dish. Beat the eggs in a third dish.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Coat each shrimp in the flour, shaking off the excess. Dip in the eggs, then coat with the bread crumbs. Place on a baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Pour oil halfway up the sides of a deep saucepan and heat over high heat to 350°F (170°C). In batches, cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve hot.
  • prep 20 mins, plus chilling; cook 15 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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