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Mr. Food's recipe for Popcorn Shrimp is the real deal! Yes, the crispy coating is made from finely chopped fresh popped popcorn for a twist on this classic shrimp dish they'll flip over!
What You'll Need
- 5 cups plain popped popcorn
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 pound large shrimp (21-25 count) peeled and deveined, with tails on
- 1 cup vegetable oil
What to Do
In a food processor, process popcorn to a coarse powder; place in a shallow dish.
In another shallow dish, combine flour, ground red pepper, salt, and black pepper; mix well. In a third shallow dish, combine eggs and water; mix well.
Dredge shrimp in flour mixture and shake off excess. Dip shrimp into egg mixture then press into popcorn, turning to coat both sides.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Fry coated shrimp in batches 30 seconds per side, until coating is golden and shrimp are pink. Serve immediately.
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