1 cup white flour
1 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1¼ cups milk
1 pound shrimp (31-40 count) shelled and deveined
1 quart of oil for frying
Salt for sprinkling
Combine all dry ingredients well.
Whisk in egg and one cup milk. You may need to add the additional ¼ cup if it seems too thick. Combine well.
Thread the shrimp on skewers.
Heat the oil to 350-365º F.
Dip the shrimp into the batter to coat.
Fry for 3 minutes, turning to get both sides cooked and brown. Fry only a few at a time to avoid crowding the oil and reducing the heat too much at once.
Drain and sprinkle with a little more salt.
Serve with any sauces you like.