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Almond Fried Shrimp

Type: Fish, Nuts
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 62g / 2.2ozAll purpose flour
1 pinch  Salt
2 cups 474mlMilk
4   Eggs
12   Uncooked jumbo shrimp
1 1/2 cups 139g / 4.9ozSliced almonds - (5 oz)
6 cups 1422mlVegetable oil

Recipe Instructions

Peel, devein and butterfly shrimp, leaving tails intact.  Line large baking sheet with waxed paper. Place flour in medium bowl; add salt.  Whisk milk and eggs in large bowl.  Dredge shrimp (not tails) in seasoned flour; shake off excess.  Dip shrimp (not tails) in milk mixture.

Press almonds over shrimp, coating all but tails. Place shrimp on prepared sheet. Curl tails up over shrimp. Freeze until firm, about 1 1/2 hours. (Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Cover with foil.) Heat oil in heavy large saucepan to 350F. Loosen shrimp from paper.

Add frozen shrimp to oil in batches and cook until deep golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to paper towels using slotted spoon. Let drain. Divide shrimp among plates. Serve with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

The Almond Board of California


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