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beer batter shrimp fritters

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Donna Graffagnino
Bayou Country, LA

Oh, how amazing this tastes. Fritters are made out of just about anything so why not seafood. This is made with a little twist by adding beer to the batter - it just couldn't be more perfect.

★★★★★ 1
prep time 50 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For beer batter shrimp fritters

  • 1 c
    warm beer
  • 1 c
    flour, all purpose
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 c
    shrimp, cleaned, deveined, chopped
  • cajun seasoning (tony chachere's)
  • 1/2 c
    green onions and tops, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp
    garlic, minced

How To Make beer batter shrimp fritters

  • 1
    Mix beer, flour, cayenne, salt & black pepper together. Set aside for four (4) hours. I'm guessing at the measurements for the rest of the seasoning, so use less or more according to your taste.
  • 2
    Put the chopped shrimp in a container and sprinkle some Cajun seasoning on them - toss them well to get them all coated. Cover and refrigerate until ready to add to batter.
  • 3
    After four hours mix in the shrimp, green onions, parsley and garlic. *Tip: To test the batter for seasoning, mix up everything without the shrimp and just drop a little of the batter mixture into the hot oil. Taste and adjust if needed. If it's too spicy, add about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of both flour and beer to tame the heat, then take about 1/4 to 1/2 of the batter out and mix the shrimp into the remaining batter. Use reserved batter for something else like fish or onion rings.
  • 4
    Over medium heat add about 2 inches of oil in a heavy skillet. Heat until oil just starts to shimmer, or to 350* on a candy thermometer.
  • 5
    Drop by teaspoon size spoonfuls into the hot oil and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  • Beer Battered Shrimp Fritters
    6
    Remove from oil and drain on paper towel lined plate. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve hot with warmed https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/sauce-spread/jam/orange-pepper-jelly.html?p=68, or Remoulade sauce, and lemon wedges. C'est ci bon!
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