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Corn Shrimps

Fried shrimps haven’t been my thing for 40+ years because when I was knee high to a snakes ass I caught the flu after I ate them. I don’t know if that’s an old wives’ tale but I went strictly boiled shrimp after that. Anyways these were going to be Southern style fried with cornmeal but I decided to play with my food again. They turned out great with a sort of corn dog type batter I intend to play with more soon.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Style Southern, Texan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 614kcal
Author Shawn


  • 1 lb shrimp (jumbo mine netted 17 shrimps YRMV)
  • 1.5 cup milk
  • ½ cup flour (self rising)
  • ½ cup corn meal
  • 2 oz egg (1 egg)
  • 1 tbs Cottonmouth
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 6 cup vegetable oil (or peanut oil for frying)


  • In a medium pot or whatever you like to fry stuff in fill it with the vegetable oil.
  • Put a thermometer in the oil so it’s not touching bottom.
  • In a large bowl add the egg, milk, Cottonmouth, salt, and pepper.
  • Beat it with a whisk until it’s mixed well.
  • Add the corn meal and flour and mix until smooth.
  • Heat the oil to 360
  • While oil is heating up clean your thawed shrimp. You can leave tail on or tail off.
  • Set up a cookie sheet with a brown paper bag on top of it. Paper towels will work.
  • Dip your shrimp in the batter to cover shrimp meat and carefully drop in oil.
  • I only do 6 shrimp per batch. This will drop the oil temperature but recover easily.
  • Try to fry the shrimp at no less the 350 degrees.
  • When the shrimp turn golden brown at about 2 to 3 minutes remove them to the cookie sheet with metal tongs or handled strainer.
  • Do the rest of the shrimp batches until done.
  • Optionally, when the shrimp is done you can take spoon fulls of the batter and drizzle in the hot oil to make delicious crispies. You’ll need a metal strainer with handle to get the our effectively.

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➕ Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Corn Shrimps
Amount Per Serving (355 g)
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 348mg116%
Sodium 1386mg60%
Potassium 358mg10%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 645IU13%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 282mg28%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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