FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP – December 21 – National French Fried Shrimp Day

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left intact
  • Cocktail sauce, optional

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl add the eggs and salt.  Using a fork mix until the eggs are beaten.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and breadcrumbs
  3. Frying:
    1. If pan frying place ½ cup of oil in a skillet over high heat.  
    2. If deep frying put 1-2 inches of oil in a large pot over high heat.
  4. Dip each shrimp in the egg mixture, then the flour mixture.
    1. If pan frying place the shrimp in the oil until the first side is golden brown, turn and cook until the second side is golden brown.
    2. If deep frying carefully place the shrimp in the oil and fry until golden brown.
  5. Serve

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Tomorrow: December is Quince and Watermelon Month.  The ingredients for tomorrow’s recipe is listed below:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 ½ pounds beef sirloin or lamb, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon saffron threads
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 5 cups plus 4 cups water
  • 3 large or 7 small quince, peeled and quartered with core removed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • Aluminum foil
  • Rice or couscous for serving
 

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