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Fried Seafood Platter

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Ingredients
  Shrimp in shells/2 pints shucked oysters 2 Pound (Fresh Or Frozen)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cold water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening/Cooking oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Fat Frying)
  Cocktail sauce/Tartar sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon 1⁄2
Directions

Thaw shrimp, if frozen.
Peel shrimp, leaving last section and tail intact.
Devein and butterfly shrimp (see photos, right).
Drain oysters.
Pat shrimp or oysters dry with paper towels.
For batter, in a medium bowl stir together egg, flour, water, cooking oil, sugar, and salt.
Beat mixture with a rotary beater till smooth.
Roll shrimp or oysters in flour to coat, then dip in batter.
In a saucepan or deep fat fryer heat about 2 inches melted shortening or cooking oil to 375°.
Fry shrimp or oysters, a few at a time, for 2 to 3 minutes or till golden.
Drain on paper towels.
Keep warm in a 325° oven while frying remainder.
Serve with Cocktail Sauce or Tartar Sauce and lemon, if desired.

Recipe Summary

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

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