Tuesday, December 21, 2021

December 21, National Fried Shrimp Day

Batter-Fried Shrimp

Makes 2 servings

1/2 cup light beer
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
8 oz raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1. Whisk beer, flour, mustard and salt in a medium bowl until smooth.
2. Batter the shrimp right before you add to the skillet.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
4. Hold shrimp by the tail and dip in the batter one at a time. Let excess batter drip off.
5. Add the shrimp to the hot oil, making sure they aren’t touching. Cook, turning once. Adjusting heat as necessary to prevent burning. Cook until golden brown on the outside and curled, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a paper towel and pat dry. Serve on a platter.
6. Season the shrimp with pepper and serve right away.

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