Appetizer Essentials: Cajun Shrimp Bites

Andy Anderson !


I tried a similar recipe using sliced Kolby beef, and I thought that I would give this a whirl with shrimp… the results were awesome. I made several batches of these, and they were gone almost as fast as I could put them out.

I call that a winner.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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2 - 3
10 Min
5 Min
Pan Fry



  • 2 large
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1/4 c
    cornmeal, fine grind
  • 2 tsp
    cajun seasoning, i prefer tony chachere’s
  • 12 - 16 medium
    shrimp, peeled and deveined, about a pound

  • ·
    peanut oil, for pan frying

How to Make Appetizer Essentials: Cajun Shrimp Bites


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Chef’s Tip: Make sure that you keep the shrimp cool, until ready to use.
  4. Chef’s Note: I usually mix my own Cajun spices; however, if I don’t have the time, Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning, is my first choice.
  5. Add the eggs, apple cider vinegar, and water to a bowl, and whisk to combine.
  6. Add the flour, cornmeal, and Cajun spice to a bowl, and thoroughly mix.
  7. Add the peanut oil in a skillet over medium heat, to a depth of 1/2 inch (1.2cm).
  8. Add the shrimp to the egg/vinegar/water mixture.
  9. Coat the shrimp in the flour/cornmeal mixture.
  10. When the oil begins to shimmer, add the shrimp to the skillet.
  11. Chef's Tip: Shimmering oil is good for sautéing because it increases the chances that the food won't stick. Hot oil immediately seals the bottom of food, creating a natural barrier between it and the bottom of the pan.
  12. Cook, turning once or twice, until they are golden brown, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  13. Drain on paper towels.
  15. Serve while still nice and warm with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy.
  16. Chef’s Note: Trust me on this one… they won’t last long.
  17. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Appetizer Essentials: Cajun Shrimp Bites

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Low Sodium Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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