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Basic Deep Fried Shrimp Balls

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  Shrimp 1 Pound
  Water chestnuts 10
  Egg 1
  Scallion stalks 1⁄2
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Fresh root ginger slice 2
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Sherry 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. Shell and devein shrimp. Then mince or grind with water chestnuts.
2. Beat egg lightly; mince scallion and ginger root; then add to shrimp mixture along with cornstarch, sherry and salt. Blend to a smooth paste.
3. Shape mixture into walnut-size balls. (To prevent sticking, wet 2
teaspoons in a bowl of cold water; then spoon up a teaspoon of the mixture and toss it between the 2 spoons to form a round, smooth ball.)
4. Meanwhile heat enough oil to float shrimp balls. Add them a few at a time. (Don't crowd: allow room for stirring and for even browning.) Reduce heat to medium and deep-fry, turning shrimp balls occasionally, until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper toweling.
5. Repeat process until mixture is used up, reheating oil each time

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1112 Calories from Fat 521

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g90.3%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 900.9 mg300.3%

Sodium 1858.9 mg77.5%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.3%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 101 g201.2%

Vitamin A 22.7% Vitamin C 21.1%

Calcium 26.9% Iron 77.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Basic Deep Fried Shrimp Balls Recipe