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This is an old recipe used by many of the seafood restaurants in Florida for Old Bay® fried shrimp. Excellent for fish, shrimp, scallops!


Recipe Summary

30 mins
15 mins
1 hr
1 hr 45 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place each shrimp on a flat work surface and butterfly by slicing horizontally through the middle, being careful not to cut all the way through to the other side.

  • Whisk eggs in a bowl; mix in milk. Place shrimp in milk mixture and soak for 1 hour.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mix flour, cornmeal, and seafood seasoning together and pour into a zip-top bag. Place 5 to 6 shrimp in the bag and shake well.

  • Drop shrimp in the hot oil and fry until golden brown and opaque in the centers, about 5 minutes. Remove and place on paper towels to soak out oil. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

Cook's Note:

You can use Tony Chachere's(R) Creole Seasoning instead of Old Bay(R), if preferred.

Editor's Notes:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of dredging mixture. The actual amount consumed will vary.

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

760 calories; protein 39.7g; carbohydrates 112.1g; fat 15.2g; cholesterol 321.8mg; sodium 3575.6mg. Full Nutrition