January 18, 2012

Fried Maine Shrimp

Shrimp, shrimp, glorious, fried Maine shrimp.  It's the shrimpin' time of year, folks, so pull out all the recipes, and get in as much as you can while they last.

I made these for the Ravens game on Sunday, and they took a lot longer to fry than I expected - the entire 3rd quarter, ack!

Needless to say, I will not be missing a minute of the AFC Championship this Sunday.

I used a batter from the Joy of Cooking and fried them for about 5 minutes in lots of hot canola oil.

Fry Batter
from Joy of Cooking

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup beer
2 eggs, separated

Mix dry ingredients, two egg yolks, and beer.  Cover and let sit at room temperature for 2 hours.  Whip egg whites until stiff, but not dry.  Fold into batter until incorporated.

Dip shrimp and fry away!

Rhoda kept a close eye on the shrimp for us.