Treat yourself with these juicy on the inside crispy on the outside delicious fried shrimp. The recipe is quick and easy but the result is amazing tasting shrimp with perfect texture. Shrimp is dipped in creamy tangy buttermilk and eggs layer, then cornstarch and seasoned breadcrumbs mixture. They are simply irresistible and an ultimate once in a while splurge. Buttermilk adds a ton of flavor and help to keep the shrimp moist on the inside while boldly flavored breadcrumbs part-take in building the most scrumptious crust on the outside.
The star of this dish is still however the shrimp. Make sure to use the best quality, preferably fresh shrimp. And the bigger is the better in this case.
Do not fry the shrimp in the super hot oil or the coating will get dark fast and the shrimp inside will still be raw. If using frozen shrimp pat them dry with paper towels before dipping in batter to make sure they get crispy. And remember that shrimp is a very fast cooking protein so keep a constant eye on them because nobody likes tough, rubbery shrimp.
The batter consists of simple basic ingredients that come together to create a flavorful, rich and creamy coating for the shrimp. Garlic, onion powders and cayenne really amp up the taste of the crust. Just a touch really deepens the flavors of the batter. Make sure to fry the shrimp in batches to avoid overcrowding.
Fried shrimp is everybody’s favorite appetizer. Serve them with different dipping sauces and you will get a guaranteed crowd pleaser. But they are also wonderful choice to top salads with or put in tacos. The hardest part will be waiting for those beautiful, golden bites to cool down after being fried in hot oil. They are appetizing, aromatic and phenomenally tasty. Enjoy!