Buttermilk Fried Shrimp

I am still eating seafood only for Lent 2020 so I decided to share another yummy seafood recipe. Fried shrimp is one of my absolute faves ! My fried shrimp recipe has the shrimp resting in buttermilk and hot sauce before they are shaken in a seasoned flour mixture and fried to perfection. I use a small deep fryer that is made by Proctor Silex (I won it at work) but I recommend the “Fry Daddy” small deep fryer if you are in the market for a smaller one.

Glam Kitchen Tips

  • It is optional to leave the tails on-I leave them on because they photograph better (most restaurants leave them on for the same reason-it’s all about presentation)
  • Invest in a wire bakers rack-it allows you to drain the oil off the fried food while leaving them crunchy. When you use a paper towel usually the bottom of the fried piece of food may get soggy so the wire rack eliminates that
  • If you do not have buttermilk you can use heavy cream also as a substitute
  • This recipe also works well if you want to fry fish fillets , just substitute the shrimp for your fave fish of choice

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra large shrimp ( I used 16/20 size), cleaned then deveined with shell off and tails on
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon your favorite Louisiana hot sauce
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Corn meal
  • Vegetable or canola oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add cleaned shrimp
  2. Mix together buttermilk and Louisiana hot sauce , then pour it over the shrimp
  3. Mix the shrimp and buttermilk well so that all the shrimp are coated with the mixture- then let it sit for 3-5 minutes
  4. In a large resealable bag , add the flour and cornmeal -then season it with your favorite Cajun seasoning , garlic powder, onion powder, and ground black pepper
  5. Seal the bag and shake the bag well until everything is evenly distributed
  6. Heat your deep fryer or large pot of oil
  7. Add the shrimp to the resealable bag and shake well until all the shrimp are coated well
  8. Deep fry the shrimp for 3-5 minutes each batch-or until golden
  9. Drain on a wire bakers rack (you can also use paper towel if you don’t have one )
  10. Serve and enjoy !!

16 thoughts on “Buttermilk Fried Shrimp

  1. What are the measurements for the Cajun, Onion and Garlic Powder?

    Thank You!!

  2. Hey love it’s me again, I want to attempt this today but I’m on a keto diet. do u think this would be just as good without the cornmeal or do U know of a substitute for it?

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