|Large shrimp||1 1⁄2 Pound, cleaned and deveined, leaving tails on|
|Flour||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Milk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|Fat||2 Cup (32 tbs), for frying|
Cut almost through shrimp lengthwise, spread out to form the butterfly.
This is a trick of the knife that gets easier as you go along.
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt with milk and beaten egg.
Stir until very smooth.
Heat fat in skillet.
Batter each shrimp, put into hot fat.
Fry until golden brown, about 7 minutes.
Drain cooked shrimp on paper towels.
Serve as is or with your favorite sauce.