Recipe of the Week


Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Yields: 6 Servings

Deep-frying seafood is still quite common in the South. High quality vegetable or peanut oil should be used. Corn flour is a double-ground yellow cornmeal that can be found in the gourmet section of most food stores, possibly sold as a pre-packaged fish fry.

Ingredients for Batter:
1 cup skim milk
salt and cracked black pepper to taste
granulated garlic to taste
Louisiana hot sauce to taste

In a 1-quart mixing bowl, blend all ingredients. Set aside.

Ingredients for Frying:
3 pounds shrimp, peeled, deveined and butterflied
vegetable oil for deep frying
4 cups yellow corn flour
granulated garlic to taste
salt and cracked black pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste

Using a cast iron pot or home-style deep fryer such as a FryDaddy, heat oil to 375°F. In a large mixing bowl, blend corn flour, garlic, salt and peppers. Dip shrimp in milk batter and then in seasoned corn flour. Fry a few at a time until golden brown and beginning to float. Continue until all are done. NOTE: Fried shrimp are best when served hot with cocktail or tartar sauce or when placed on a po’boy.


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