Do you ever just get a random craving for some popcorn shrimp? No? Okay, I guess it’s just me. Well, that’s how this recipe came about. I knew I wanted some crunchy, savory and fried shrimp so I looked through my pantry to see what I had that could make this happen. Luckily, frying the shrimp takes very basic ingredients so I’m sure you will all have the ingredients needed on hand. The only thing I had to go to the store for was the shrimp.
To make things easier, I bought frozen shrimp that was already precooked and deveined. This cuts the prep time dramatically. I washed the shrimp in cold water and set it aside to dry before starting to cook. When it came to the breading, I had some extra Italian Bread Crumbs that I wanted to use up and they helped a great deal in bringing out the flavor. I naturally would have added some kind of spice to my recipe such as cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes but, I was sharing this meal with others who were not as adapted to spiciness. So I opted to take it easy on them.
Pair this recipe with your favorite cocktail sauce and it’s just as good as any other restaurant ordered popcorn shrimp! I couldn’t stop eating them myself and wish I had made double the batch. Follow the directions below and let me know how your experiences are in the comments!
PRODUCTS USED TO MAKE THIS MEAL HAPPEN:
* T-Fal Jumbo Saute Pan
* Sterilite Covered Bowl Set
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My name is Renee McGinley and I'm a self-taught cook, constantly learning as I go. Please check out my About Me page for more on my recipe motto and cooking style.