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Cheese Filled Shrimp

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Ingredients
  Shrimp 12 Large (Colossal-Size Shrimp , About 15 Pieces Per Pound))
  Jack cheese 2 Ounce
  Bacon slices 6 , cut in half crosswise
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Tomato based cocktail sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Peel shrimp (leave shell on tail, if desired) and devein.
Starting about 1/4 inch from head end, cut along back of each shrimp to make a pocket about 3/4 inch deep and 1 1/2 inches long.
In center of slit, make a 1/4 inch cut through shrimp.
Cut cheese into 1-inch triangles about 1/2 inch thick.
Tuck 1 point of the triangle into the 1/4-inch cut.
Tightly wrap a half slice of bacon around shrimp to enclose cheese.
Impale a slender wooden skewer through tail end of shrimp and then through bacon and cheese.
If made ahead, cover and chill up until next day.
Coat shrimp in crumbs.
In a deep 3- to 4-quart pan, heat about 2 inches oil until it reaches 350° on a thermometer.
Cook 3 or 4 shrimp at a time, turning if needed, until golden and cheese begins to melt, about 1 1/2 minutes.
Drain shrimp on paper towel-lined pans in a 150° oven, up to 20 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Deep Fried
Ingredient: 
Shrimp

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