Fried Shrimp

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Fried Shrimp Fried Shrimp


Servings: 4 servings
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup milk
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup hot sauce
2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup self-rising cornmeal
2 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper
3 tablespoons salt
2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails left on
Peanut oil, for frying


 

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Directions

Preheat oil to 375 degrees F.

Line a baking tray with paper towels and set aside. In a shallow baking dish, whisk together milk, buttermilk and hot sauce. In a separate shallow baking dish, whisk together flour, cornmeal, pepper and salt. Make sure your shrimp are dry and dredge in the dry mixture first, then wet mixture and finally the dry mixture again. Shake off excess between each dredging.

Deep-fry in batches, but do not overload the fryer. Fry for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on the paper towel lined baking tray. Serve warm.

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I absolutely loved this recipe! I think the flavor was awesome, not too much salt like alot of people are saying. Thank you Paula smile

By Marilyn on February 06, 2013

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First I want to say I love Paula and her boys and use alot of their recipes. But the fried shrimp recipe has way to much salt(3 tablespoons) I am thinking this is an error, you might want to check it out.

By Robin on May 08, 2012

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This was quite possibly the best shrimp I've ever tasted. I made it for my son's birthday party. Only addition I made was I added garlic salt w/ parsley to the list of seasonings and OMG, I couldn't keep up! They were flying off the plate faster than I could fry them!!!

By Kristy OBrien on November 08, 2011

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I would love to have a recipe for coconut shrimp! You have always been the best in what you do!

By Kathy on September 06, 2011

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I can't wait to make this! Shrimp is a FAV food!!

By debbieholmes on August 09, 2011

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Hi Ms. Paula, Just a quick note to say that I love you and your show! All the recipes that I have tried have turned out perfect! Stay sweet and God Bless From My Kitchen to Yours! smile Mikki

By Mikki on July 26, 2011

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The first couple of bites were great and then the salt kicked in. The amount has to be wrong. The shrimp were so salty, I threw away most of them away. Maybe no salt would be better. Love your recipes Paula.

By jackie on April 18, 2011

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This receipe was so good with one exception. SALT was way to much. I am going to try this receipe again tomorrow night with less salt. (if any)I will let you know the outcome. I love you Paula Deen!!

By Dana on April 17, 2011

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By susan massaro on April 17, 2011

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Best shrimp I've ever made! Thank you.

By Anonymous on November 06, 2010

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Sooo good

By Anonymous on August 21, 2010

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i added 1/4 a cup of brown sugar DELICIOUS!!!!!!!

By Anonymous on June 19, 2010

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First let me say Paula is my very favorite TV cook. I was very excited about making this recipe, but I think there surely MUST have been a TYPO about the amount of salt!!! I added the 3 TBS. that it called for and thank goodness I had only cooked about a 1/2 dozen shrimp. I love salt as much as anyone, but 3 TBS. is WAY too much for our taste. So, I threw that flour mixture out and started all over adding just 1 TBS. salt and it was still PLENTY salty. The self-rising flour and corn meal both have salt and probably the hot sauce too, so next time I'm going to try adding NO salt at all. Just wanted to share my experience. Maybe it should have been 3 tsp. of salt....still a little much for our taste buds. Love, love, love Paula. I'm so happy I found her website! Jan:)

By Janba on October 05, 2009

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I visited the PaulaDeen.com site for the first time the other day and came across this recipe. I don't like cooking nearly as much as I like eating, but gave this a try. It was EXCELLENT and oh, so easy! I also fried chicken tenders along with the shrimp and they were both delicious! This one is definitely a keeper and will make a perfect addition to our annual fish fry.

By chelmck on June 10, 2009

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I MADE THIS FOR FAMILY FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY. THE FIRST BATCH WAS GONE IN 10 MINS. I HAD TO FRY 4 POUNDS OF SHRIMP. MY HUSBAND SAID IT WAS BETTER THAN RED LOBSTER. THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL SHRIMP RECIPE THAT I CAN FIX FAST! YOU ARE MY HERO THANK YOU!!!!!! CINDY HILBERT CLEVEAND, TN

By CHILBERT611 on March 21, 2009

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