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Southern Fried Shrimp




Canola oil for frying

24 ounces large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

Egg Wash:

2 large eggs

1 cup buttermilk (or milk)

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup cornmeal

2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Dipping Sauce:

3/4 cup mayo

1/2 cup sweet chili sauce


-Heat 1/2-inch of oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Line a large plate with a paper towel, set aside.

-In a cake pan or pie plate whisk together eggs and buttermilk. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper.

-In another cake pan, mix together the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.

-Add shrimp to the egg mixture and coat well. A few at a time, add the shrimp to the flour and coat completely. Place on a clean plate while you bread the remaining shrimp.

-Add shrimp to skillet making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for 3 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Drain on prepared plate. Continue until all shrimp is fried.

Dipping Sauce:

-Mix mayo and sweet chili sauce in a bowl for dipping.

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