Crispy Shrimp Poppers

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Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne

By
@vavavoom

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
20 appetizers
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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.

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