Fresh shrimp are very easy to come by here on the Eastern Shore. Shrimp are wonderful, you can virtually do anything you want to with them. I will spare you all any Bubba Blue quotes, but the man did have a good point. I’d go as far as to say they are the most versatile thing in the whole ocean. But, I have to say, my favorite preperation of a shrimp is the good old batter and fry. While I absolutely adore a zesty shrimp scampi, or an piping hot batch of Old Bay-laiden steamed shrimp, there is something to be said about the simplicity of a fried shrimp.

Because shrimp cook so quickly – things easily go awry. The difference between perfectly cooked and shrimp jerky is a matter of seconds. And, nothing is worse than an overcooked shrimp. Well, okay, I’m sure there is something worse…but, it’s pretty damn bad people!

Feel free to use frozen shrimp (I pity the fool!). Just make sure they have been thawed completely before battering and frying.


  1. Posted July 20, 2009 at 12:46 PM | Permalink

    How delicious! I tend not tlike friend foods but for some reason LOVE friend shrimp. It looks like it came right out of a magazine, too! 🙂

  2. Posted July 20, 2009 at 1:58 PM | Permalink

    I LOVE fried shrimp. I haven’t tried to make it though. To scared of ruining it. That looks really appetizing 🙂

  3. Posted July 20, 2009 at 2:20 PM | Permalink

    Your fried shrimp look amazing – love the addition of cornmeal for that extra crunch!

    Lucky you have access to fresh seafood – not so much in the midwest! 😀

  4. Posted July 20, 2009 at 3:50 PM | Permalink

    I grew up on the east coast, with an addiction to fried clams I got on trips to Maine. Now I live in Kansas. Clams come canned here 🙁

  5. Posted July 20, 2009 at 4:03 PM | Permalink

    YUM! Anything fried is good in my book especially shrimp!

  6. Posted July 20, 2009 at 4:45 PM | Permalink

    Your shrimp look perfectly fried!! The batter looks so crunchy. I’m jealous that you can get them while they’re fresh. Here in KY they only sell them frozen : (

  7. Posted July 20, 2009 at 7:49 PM | Permalink

    Undercooked chicken, I believe, is worse than overcooked shrimp. But only because it can kill you.

    These look fantastic! I can almost taste their crunch.

  8. Posted July 20, 2009 at 9:36 PM | Permalink

    I wish we could get that kind of fresh seafood here! That dish looks like summer on a plate! Thanks for the tips on the aerogarden. I’ll definitely watch my water level.

  9. Posted July 21, 2009 at 2:04 PM | Permalink

    aaah Laura..shrimps are my ur recipe 🙂

  10. Posted July 21, 2009 at 4:28 PM | Permalink

    Simple yet unbelievably delicious!

  11. Posted July 21, 2009 at 11:22 PM | Permalink

    thank you thank you thank you for stopping by my blog, which in turn brought me to you wonderful blog!! LOVE IT! I am now a follower!!!

  12. Posted July 22, 2009 at 5:17 PM | Permalink

    Your blog is wonderful! So many delicious dishes. Thanks for visiting mine and I will be sure to visit here often 🙂

  13. Posted July 23, 2009 at 5:24 AM | Permalink

    Oh my.. the shrimp looks so crispy and nice!!!

  14. Posted August 26, 2009 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

    LOVE fried shrimp. I never thought of a breading like this for them. Looks great!

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