Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fried Shrimp

I have always loved shrimp and used it a lot in cooking especially stir-fry. Fried shrimps are popular among all ages especially with kids if you serve it with some special dipping sauce. These crispy and crunchy shrimp make a tempting appetizer or main dish. Just serve it with some salad or French fries.

1 pound of medium size shrimp
½ tsp of salt
½ tsp of pepper

5 tbsp of flour
2 tbsp of cornstarch
1 egg
½ tsp of salt
½ tsp of pepper
½ tsp of baking powder
1 small handful of cilantro – chopped
2 spring onions – chopped
1 cup of water – more or less

1. Shell shrimp and devein, retain the tail. Pat it dry and marinate with salt and pepper and set it aside.
2. Mix all the ingredients for the batter, add in the water slowly and mix it until it’s thick and smooth. (I used about 1 cup)
3. Heat up oil to medium heat, hold the tail of the shrimp and dip in batter. Deep fry for 2 min or until golden brown.
4. Remove shrimp on a paper towel to absorb the oil. Serve with chili sauce and any kind of dipping sauce of your choice.


Christelle said...

Beautiful, I wish I could taste them!!
I love the fact that you added chopped fresh coriander to it!

Anonymous said...

Gertrude, you are making me hungry!!! I love shrimps too and this recipe of yours is great!!! The shrimps look soooo crunchy.. yum!

vanillasugarblog said...

These looks wonderful!! I haven't been around lately--how have you been? Busy cooking I see!!

Cat Cat said...

I love shrimp too... Sometime I will get the fried one but most of the time, I like it grilled.

Beachlover said...

oh! shrimp is one of my favorite seafood!! I don't care it's fried ,steam or grill,all sapu !Lol!

Little Corner of Mine said...


Finla said...

Delicious and beautiful. I could eat all of them.
Just the thought makes me happy itself, so you can imagine how i would feel ifi had the luch to eat them.

Cathy said...

I love, love, love fried shrimp. Cilantro sounds like a great addition to the batter.

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, I always like to add some fresh herbs to the batter :)

Mycookinghut, sorry that I make you hungry. This is a simple recipe and I am sure you can whip it up in no time :)

Dawn, I have to cook most of the time :)

Cat, I like to stir-fry mine but once a while i teringin the goreng one :)

Beachlover, both of us like Shrimp!

LCOM, yum indeed!

Happy Cook, you can always make some for yourself :)

Cathy, putting some fresh herbs add some fragrant to the batter :)

Debbie said...

Those look so good. I like the light batter. Just a little crunch!

Elin Chia said...

Yummy..I love shrimps..the shrimps looks tempting enough for me to try out your batter recipe. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

I love shrimps, too! My grandma would always serve fried shrimps like this when I was still young. But I never thought of cooking them until now. Thanks for the memories. :)

tigerfish said...

Nice little fried shrimps! I feel like a kid now!

ICook4Fun said...

Debbie, thank you.

Elin, you are welcom.

Ning & Tigerfish, thank you.

Tastes of Home said...

YUMMY shrimp is one of my fav foods and definitely loving your fried version! making me hungry in fact LOL

Kana said...

I could polish off a whole plate of this!

Anonymous said...

Thes look really nice, even better than some of those serve in restaurant. Deep fried food is always wellcome among all ages although it's a bit heaty. Who cares ? My first piority is to pamper my stomach

ICook4Fun said...

Taste of Home, I think most of us Chinese like shrimps :)

Maya, do make some for youself :)

Chumpman, you are so right. We need to indulge ourself once a while :)