12 Reviews

These were nice and crispy when first taken out of the fryer, but after sitting for just a bit, the batter lost its crispiness, so by the time we'd fried the last of the shrimp, the first ones were somewhat soggy. Very easy to do though.

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mailbelle May 13, 2009

Great, light crust! I've tried dozens of recipes for shrimp, usually with heavy flour crust--be sure to use the baking powder--this one is light, quick, easy. It has good flavor (adjust with Tony's, Ball's, etc to taste), try different oils (corn, veg, peanut) for another different taste. We chopped okra & squash ahead, dipped in leftover batter after shrimp finished--quick fried veggies for sides. Only seconds to cook, whole meal ready in a hurry--one fry pan, quick clean up!

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ShawnRM August 06, 2003

Hi my name is Bob. My mom named me a very plain name so I like to eat very plain things. So I guess I must like this.... Get some juice afer if you enjoy flavor. Blech!

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Brandon T. July 27, 2015

I tried this recipe and it was delicious.... instead of draining on a paper towel, I placed the shrimp on my wire rack. The batter remained crispy.

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Anita D. June 25, 2015

I screwed up somewhere along the way, so I have shrimp topped on breading, it's still delicious.

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Jacob T. June 14, 2014

Very good. I will reduce the salt next time as shrimp taste salty to me already.

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sharondrozdowski January 12, 2009

These were delightful and simple to make! It only took 30 minutes MAX. Rather than seasoned salt I used salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. I also used the baking soda, as recommended. I had leftover batter, so I fried some asparagus and that was yummy, too! My DH and I put the shrimp on our salad, but they're a great pop-in-the mouth snack, too. Thanks for sharing this with us! :o)

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Adria82 November 09, 2008

This batter was excellent! My family loved it. It was quite light and crisp in texture. I used salt,pepper, and garlic powder as seasoning instead of seasoned salt. I did use the beer and baking powder as suggested. It was very good on onion rings, too. Yum!

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Mrs Micky January 15, 2008

My dh would have given this a 5, I would have used a 3, so 4 is the average. He loved it, I found it way to crispy with nothing underneath, no breading or batter of any kind, just a dry crunch that broke into many pieces as you bit into it-very dry and brittle. Not bad tasting, just nothing there. Personal preference.

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Chef Sandra B November 06, 2006

This was delish! Made exactly as directed. Had a little leftover batter, so I dipped some onion into it...made pretty decent rings too! I rarely ever deep fry, so I'm glad that the once a year that I did, I chose this recipe! Thanks!

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ChipotleChick June 16, 2006
Batter-Fried Shrimp