1. Shell and devein shrimp, leaving tail segments intact.
2. Prepare any of the batters given Then holding each shrimp by the tail, dip in batter to coat.
3. Meanwhile heat oil. Add shrimp one by one (if dropped in all at once, they'll form a solid mass), or place in a wire basket and lower into oil.
4. Reduce heat to medium and deep-fry until shrimp float and are golden on both sides. (Depending on size, this will take 3 to 5 minutes.) Drain on paper toweling.