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Easy Lacy Shrimp Tempura

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Ingredients
  Raw shrimp 2 Pound
  All-purpose flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Fat 2 Cup (32 tbs) (As Required For Deep Frying)
  Cornstarch 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Monosodium glutamate 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cold water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs), cold
  Egg yolks 1 , slightly beaten
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Dry sherry 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Prepare the shrimps first; shell them leaving the tails on.
2. Lengthwise cut the back, remove vein and flatten to look like a butterfly.
3. Lightly slash underside diagonally to prevent curling.
4. Dredge the shrimps in 3/4 cup of flour.
5. Sift the remaining flour with cornstarch, salt, and monosodium glutamate to combine.
6. In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients and stir in the flour mixture; mix only until blended.

MAKING
7. In a skillet, heat fat to 365° F.
8. Using fingers and working rapidly, sprinkle batter several times on hot fat to form a lacy "network."
9. Holding the shrimp by the tail, dip into batter and lay carefully over the lace.
10. Drizzle additional batter over top to cover.
11. Let the shrimp fry for about 1 minute on each side until very lightly browned.
12. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.

SERVING
13. Serve immediately with seasoned soy sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Fried
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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