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Batter-Fried Shrimp

Yield 4 to 6 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cocktail sauce

How to Make It

  1. Combine 2 cups flour, milk, egg yolks, olive oil, and salt in a large mixing bowl; mix well.

  2. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) in a small mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into prepared batter.

  3. Dredge shrimp in remaining flour; dip in batter. Fry in hot oil (375°) until shrimp are golden brown and float to top; drain.

  4. Transfer shrimp to a warm serving platter; serve with cocktail sauce.

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