|All purpose flour||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Oil||2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)|
|Corn starch||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Combine the flour, corn starch baking powder,sugar and salt in a 2 quart bowl and mix to combine. In a separate small bowl, vigorously beat the egg for at least 30 seconds. Add it to the dry mix along with most of the water. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients. Add more water if necessary until you get the mixture to break into a liquid state, barely. Not too thin.
Let the mixture for 15 minutes.
Bring frying oil to 350 degrees or hotter.(I use a FryDaddy). Have the batter mix close to the fryer. I use the tail as a handle and dip each shrimp in the batter, let it drip for 2 seconds, and drop it gently into the oil. With the smaller fryer I only fry 3 or 4 at a time.
Remove when golden brown to paper towels to remove any excess oil. They my be kept warm in an oven until all are cooked. They keep well covered and refrigerated for several days. Re-warm in the oven, not microwave.