Recipe for Buttermilk Popcorn Shrimp

As shared by Louisiana Kitchen & Culture, modified Apr. 27, 2016

 

Buttermilk-battered Popcorn Shrimp

 

Ingredients:

1 sleeve saltine crackers, finelyy crushed

1 cup plain flour

salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper

2/3 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1 pound cleaned small shrimp

cooking oil, for frying

 

Method:

 

Combine cracker crumbs flour, salt, and peppers in a large mixing bowl; taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

 

Place buttermilk and egg in another mixing bowl; whisk to combine.

 

Place a large Dutch oven over high heat; pour cooking oil to 2 inches deep. Heat oil to 360F.

 

 Add shrimp to egg wash; stir. Using a slotted spoon, working in batches, scoop shrimp from egg wash and toss in cracker crumb mixture. Carefully transfer to hot oil and fry until golden, 2 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spatula or skimmer, transfer to paper towels to drain; repeat until all shrimp are fried. Serve at once with your favorite tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, or remoulade.

 

Source:  https://louisiana.kitchenandculture.com/recipes/buttermilk-battered-popcorn-shrimp