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crispy shrimp poppers

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne
Calais, ME

A "Taste of Home" terrific appetizer from Jacquelynne Stine of Las Vegas.

★★★★★ 2
serves 20 appetizers
prep time 40 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For crispy shrimp poppers

  • 20
    uncooked medium shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 10
    bacon trips
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 c
    panko (japanese) bread crumbs
  • oil for frying

How To Make crispy shrimp poppers

  • 1
    Butterfly the shrimp along the outside curves. Spread about 1 teaspoon cream cheese inside each shrimp.
  • 2
    Cut bacon strips in half lengthwise; wrap a piece around each shrimp and secure with toothpicks.
  • 3
    In 3 separate shallow bowls, place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs. Coat the shrimp with flour; dip into eggs, then coat with bread crumbs.
  • 4
    In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees. Fry shrimp, a few at a time, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5
    Drain on paper towels. Discard toothpicks before serving.