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How to Fry Shrimp

How to Fry Shrimp and Make it Deliciously Kick-ass

If seafood is your kind of food, one of your favorites has to be fried shrimp. Take a look at some yummy recipes for frying shrimp.
Aparna Jadhav
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2018
Shrimp are a kind of seafood that are not only delicious but also very easy to cook and take less than 15 minutes to get served. They can be cooked in various styles and recipes varying with countries and coastal cultures. You can make shrimp gravy with rice, or sizzle them on a sizzler plate.

When they are fried, they can also be eaten simply with some mayonnaise as a midday snack. Fried shrimp recipes are a favorite with kids as well as elder family members and can be made in very less time.

Frying Shrimp at Home
You can simply fry shrimp with oil and salt and serve it with some tasty sauce, but adding a little more spice to it would only make it more scrumptious.

Fried Shrimp
2 pounds fresh, peeled and deveined shrimp
1 cup corn flour
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
Peanut or vegetable oil

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add milk and flour to mix it well.
Pour this mixture over the bowl of salted shrimp and mix it thoroughly.
In a saucepan, add peanut or vegetable oil and heat it over medium flame.
After the oil is heated up, add the shrimp to a saucepan and fry it till the shrimp turns golden brown in color.
Remove the shrimp from the oil and drain it with a mesh strainer. Place them on a plate with tissue papers to remove the excess oil.
Serve this with salsa sauce or simply with lemon and onions.

Deep-fried Shrimp
3 to 4 cups bread crumbs
2 dozen shrimp
2 cups flour
5 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon black pepper and salt
Seasoning spices

In a mixing bowl, blend the flour, salt, pepper, and some seasoning well.
Dust the shrimp in this mixture lightly till every shrimp is coated well.
In another mixing bowl, mix the milk and eggs properly and then holding the tails of each shrimp, dip them into this mixture.
Deep-fry these shrimp in oil that is heated to about 375ºF, until they are golden brown in color and serve them hot.

Tomato-fried Shrimp
2 dozen cleaned and peeled shrimp
3 cups water
2 large finely chopped onions
3 cloves finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
Vegetable oil
Tomato paste or sauce
Salt and sugar

Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onions and garlic till they are soft and brown.
Add chili powder, salt, paprika, and turmeric powder to this mixture and continue to sauté it.
Add the shrimp to this mixture and fry it for about 3 minutes or until they are cooked properly.
Add water to the pan and cover it for 5 minutes for the flavors of the spices to seep in through the shrimp.
After this add the sugar and tomato paste to this gravy and cook it further till the water dries out and you get a thick gravy. Serve it with some steamed rice or humus.

You can fry shrimp with any of your own ingredients and serve it either simply or with any other combination. No matter what you combine it with, they will undoubtedly taste lip-smacking.
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