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French-Fried Shrimp

Ingredients
  Shrimp in shells 2 Pound
  Fat 2 Cup (32 tbs) (for deep frying)
  Sifted all purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Ice water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salad oil 2 Tablespoon
  Shortening 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Thaw frozen shrimp.
In a bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, egg, water, and salad oil.
Beat till smooth.
Remove shells from shrimp, leaving last section and tail intact.
Butterfly shrimp by cutting almost through center back without cutting tail end; remove black vein.
Dry shrimp well.
Dip shrimp into batter.
Fry in deep, hot fat (375°) till golden.
Drain on paper toweling.
Serve with cocktail sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Party

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