Monday, August 10, 2009

Shrimp Fritters

I love shrimp. At 8, I remember always ordering shrimp scampi at restaurants. I love it fried, broiled, thrown over pasta. Dipped in sauce, dipped in butter. Or stuffed into little wontons. I just love shrimp. Sooooo, when I saw this recipe in Better Homes & Gardens I just had to make it right away.

Such a fast, simple & delicious treat , I made these for the 2nd time last week when my parents came over for dinner, after a long day at work. That's how easy they are. And they're not deep fried so you don't have to worry, my 'fraid of frying folks!!!!!!

1 lb peeled & deveined cooked shrimp, tails removed
1 egg
6 green onions, thinly sliced
¼ cup all purpose flour
2 tsp seafood seasoning blend

For the sauce:
1 lime
1/3 cup mayo
1 tblsp honey
1 tsp seafood seasoning


For the sauce, shred 2 tsp peel from lime. Cut lime in half. Juice half into bowl. Stir in peel, mayo, remaining seafood seasoning & honey. Set aside.

Coarsely chop shrimp. In bowl beat egg. Add shrimp, 2/3 of the onions, the flour & 2 tsp seafood seasoning. In a large skillet heat ¼ cup cooking oil over medium heat. In 1/3 cup portions, carefully drop shrimp mixture in hot oil. Slightly flatten with spatula. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden & heated through. Repeat with remaining shrimp mixture. Makes about 8-10.

{Food for Thought}

The shrimp mixture will be fairly loose so you need to carefully drop it in the oil by bringing your cup or spoon all the way down into the pan. But if you think it's too loose then add just a bit more flour. I used a 1/3 cup measuring spoon which is ideal. When you flatten it slightly with the spatula a little of the mixture might break loose. Just lightly pat it back in.

By the time you flip them they should stay together easily but I made sure by using two spatulas & the side of the pan. Otherwise, these really are very easy to make. I also added a bit of garlic powder to the mixture.

I could take or leave the sauce so if you don’t feel like being bothered, just buy a nice seafood aioli to go on the side. These were also surprisingly amazing the next day after the flavors blended more.

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I just love these red baskets. I find them at restaurant supply stores where I also buy the paper that goes in them. Cute, huh?


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40 comments:

~Marie~ said...

You make me drool when I see your food. :-)

Merry Mack said...

OMG! I love shrimp too and I have been the same way all my life. We used to have a neighborhood joint called The Shrimp Bucket and I loved it when we went there for dinner. I am going to have to have me some of those fritters!

Kristina P. said...

I will be eating shrimp tonight. These look amazing!

Pam said...

I love the cute red basket. I am also loving the shrimp fritters... they look and sound tasty.

Jen said...

So cute and these look so good.

Jean Stockdale said...

This sounds fabulous and is so pretty in the red baskets. Great presentation and yummy food! Blessings.

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Kacey R. said...

This looks tasty! You know who LOVES shrimp? Ryder! That kid eats shrimp like it is nobody's business!

susan said...

This looks delicious! We had conch fritters in BVI and loved them. I bet this is even better!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh my goodness!!! Those look great!

Jerri said...

How interesting! And delicious!

Ave said...

This looks so so good!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! This looks fantastic! I'll be trying it SOON.

Stephanie Faris said...

Delicious!!! I'm really loving the red baskets with paper. I need to go get some. My boyfriend's daughter would love that!

Coco said...

Your recipe is almost just like mine! We eat these a bunch on top of a huge arugula salad. YUM!

But this sauce? Have not done a sauce like this. I am actually making shrimp cakes (what we call them) tomorrow for dinner, and this sauce will be on the menu.

You're awesome, but you knew that....

Stereos and Souffles said...

Yum. I'm on it.

Coco said...

How do I get my comment to my email?

Deanna said...

Excuse me... I think I just drooled!

Brenda said...

I have never bought seafood seasoning before. Is there a certain brand? How do you think these would be with cocktail sauce? They look great!

Coco said...

testing testing one two three.....

One tip on the shrimp fritters, I put the mixture in the fridge for about 30 minutes before frying, keeps it together better.

Coco said...

Im sure your reader are getting a little tired of me. Did this work?

Country Cookin' Mama said...

Ooooh! Those look killer good! I'll be making these this week! I'll be sure to link back to you! Yummy!

Wibeche og Rune said...

This looks so good. And I love shrimp to:)

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FROGGITY! said...

i sure do love shrimp... a lot! yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

The Peach Tart said...

Looks yummy

Kristin said...

Ummmmmmmm. Yummmmmmmmmmm!

Reeni♥ said...

These are so delicious sounding! I am a shrimp lover too. What yummy treats.

The Desperate Cook said...

Wow!!! Those sure do look good.

Every Christmas Eve, we try to bring a different dish. Last year it was crab patties. I think, no, I know...this year it will be Shrimp Fritters

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I am a shrimp lover as well. Any way you make it i will eat it.

Michelle said...

Mmmm, I love shrimp. My dad used to make shrimp scampi all the time when we were kids.

This recipe looks so tempting. And yes those red baskets are too cute.

Ronda said...

I just bought some big shrimp yesterday, and I'm MAKING THESE TONIGHT!! Perfect recipe for a girls weekend! Thanks.
XOXO

Life, Love And Lola said...

Glad S & S is on it...Hope she's making them for me!!!

Lorie said...

YUM!!!

Juliana said...

Wow, this shrimp fritters look so yummie, so tasty. Nice pictures!

ModernMom said...

This one looks so so good. I too have a love affair with shrimp!

Anonymous said...

Made the shrimp. I also added garlic. Three finely chopped small cloves. Wonderful! I liked the dip, added the whole lime and more seafood seasoning.

Thanks for posting.

Patti

Life with Kaishon said...

Gary would just love these! And they look so simple. I don't think I could mess them up! I am going to try this week! I will let you know! : )

Woman Interrupted said...

That looks impressive enough for company and sure sounds easy!!

I will definitely be giving it a try.

JMBMOMMY said...

Oh yummo!

wanto said...

Yummy, try this food.

seafood supplier said...

Delicious food and great photo