Salt-Fried Shrimp

Sally BR posted 03-01-99 12:16 PM

Essence of Emeril
Salt-Fried Shrimp

1/2 cup oil, for frying
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup kosher salt
coarsely ground black pepper (to taste)
4 cloves of garlic, very finely minced
3 egg whites
8-12 large shrimps, shell-on, split down back and deveined

Slowly heat oil in a wok or large skillet.

In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and black pepper. In a second bowl, beat egg whites until lightly thickened (you are not doing a meringue, just beat until thick enough to coat the shrimp later).

Dip shrimp in egg white, sprinkle with diced garlic. Roll in flour mixture and immediately add to hot oil. Fry on all sides, remove and drain on paper towels.

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