• Ingredients:

    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

    1 egg

    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.