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Old Bay® Fried Shrimp

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is an old recipe used by many of the seafood restaurants in Florida for Old Bay® fried shrimp. Excellent for fish, shrimp, scallops!"
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1 h 45 m servings 759
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. Whisk eggs in a bowl; mix in milk. Place shrimp in milk mixture and soak for 1 hour.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. 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.
  5. 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® Creole Seasoning instead of Old Bay®, 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

Per Serving: 759 calories; 15.2 112.1 39.7 322 3576 Full nutrition

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Simple and delicious. The reason I am not rating this 5 stars is because you end up with twice as much egg/milk mixture and also twice as much flour/cornmeal mixture. Leave the amount of shrimp ...