I saw these recently on Shelly's blog, and I love Panko, and I love shrimp, so I had to try it! It was so simple and delicious! The original recipe is for 2 servings--if you have more, I'd plan for at least 10 shrimp per person and adjust the rest of the ingredients accordingly. I also reduced the amount of cayenne pepper to 1 teaspoon. The original recipe called for 3, which was too hot for us. I'll definitely make this again!
Shelly's Crunchy Shrimp
Approximately 2 dozen medium shrimp, thawed 3 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste) 2 teaspoons black pepper 3 teaspoons garlic salt 2 eggs Panko bread crumbs (about a cup or so) Vegetable oil
1. Mix the flour, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and garlic salt in a small bowl or pie plate. In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs. Pour some Panko crumbs in another pie plate. 2. Heat up some vegetable oil in a large skillet (not olive oil). Pour just enough oil so it thinly covers the entire bottom of the pan. 3. Take a shrimp, dunk it in the flour mixture, then the egg, then the panko. Carefully put it in the skillet. Repeat as necessary. 4. Fry each side about 2-3 minutes until golden brown. 5. Serve, either plain or with whatever sauce you prefer. I thought they were great all by themselves, and my husband liked a little cocktail sauce!
By lazy I mean BUSY. I work long hours so cooking during the week is not an option. Luckily, my husband is completely cool with this and sustains himself on yogurt, protein shakes, and peanut butter sandwiches during the week. I love to cook on weekends. Most dishes are simple, but I LOVE trying new recipes!