Brenda Campbell’s Fried Shrimp2007-02-23
- Course: Main Dishes
These fried shrimp are as good and tasty as you’d get in any restaurant.
- 2 pounds peeled shrimp
- Red pepper and salt to taste
- 1-2 bottles of beer
- 1-2 cups flour
- 1 egg
- Oil for frying
In a bowl, sprinkle peeled shrimp with red pepper and salt. Shrimp lends itself well to the taste of red pepper. Pour enough beer just to cover the shrimp.
Break an egg into the mixture and add enough flour to the mixture to make a batter.
For best results soak overnight in the refrigerator, although shrimp can be fried after an hour or two of soaking.
When ready to fry, add flour in a Ziploc bag and shrimp (without crowding) and shake to coat the shrimp with the flour.
Place shrimp in heated oil and cook just until they are a light golden brown and shrimp start to float in the oil.