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Fried Shrimp

It's been awhile I fried any shrimp for dinner..I remember my mom used to make fried prawn for us whenever there is a festival or prayer..Mostly the shrimp we bought here are imported from South America or Asia.I wonder why the shrimp sold here in NY doesn't come from Southeast U.S.Well,we are lucky if we can get fresh farmed shrimp.Since I'm a shrimp lover,I doesn't really care whether it's farmed or wild shrimp,as long as it's taste great and fresh!

1 lb shrimp,shelled and deveined
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1 egg
1 tbsp ground white pepper powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup water or less
enough oil for frying

1:Mix self raising flour and rice flour in a medium bowl.Add in water little by little,egg ,baking soda,ground pepper and salt.Beat all the ingredients well until well combine.The texture should be googy and thick.If the batter is too watery,add 2 tbsp rice flour .Sieve the batter before used.
2:Heat fryer or pan with oil at medium heat,about 325 F..Dip clean shrimp into the batter before place in the fryer.Do not overcrowd the fryer or pan.
3:Fry coated shrimp for about 3-4 minutes or until floated on the surface .Remove cooked shrimp from fryer to a paper towel-lined tray or plate to absorb the oil.Do not over fry shrimp,it's intend to get chewy.
4:Serve fried shrimp warm with tartar sauce or mayo..



Angie's Recipes said...
June 7, 2010 at 4:11 AM

I like the battered this batter also suitable to make fish and chips?

daphne said...
June 7, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Certainly it is a great finger food! Love how u made your batter puff up.

lily's wai sek hong said...
June 7, 2010 at 3:15 PM

my granddaughter loves these battered shrimps too

mycookinghut said...
June 7, 2010 at 6:20 PM

I like puffy fried shrimps like this one, with chili sauce :)

Little Corner of Mine said...
June 7, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Loved this! Who can resist?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...
June 7, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Your fried shrimps look crispy and nice, yesterday I cooked shrimps too, but curry shrimps..

tigerfish said...
June 8, 2010 at 6:15 AM

Indeed, the batter looks like the one in Fish and Chips.

Food For Tots said...
June 9, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Your fried shrimps look like those salad prawns served in Chinese restaurant. Looks so crispy and delicious! ;)

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
June 13, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Thank you ladies for your lovely comment.

Angies:Yes the batter is good for f&C too:)

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.