As an accompaniment to the crab bisque, I was inspired by a popcorn shrimp recipe I saw on Chuck's Day Off. The deep fried version looked mouth watering but I thought I could make a healthier version by pan frying the shrimps instead.
Easy Pan Fried Shrimps
Adapted from Chuck's Day Off's Popcorn Rock Shrimp.
* salt, to taste
* red chili flakes
* 1 egg, beaten
Season shrimps with salt and chili flakes.
Dip in egg and then in cornstarch.
On high heat, add oil in a frying pan.
Add shrimps to the pan.
Fry on one side for a minute or two; flip to fry the other side.
Shrimps in egg wash and pan frying them.
This recipe could not be easier and it tasted great! I barely noticed that the shrimps were not actually deep fried. The cornstarch gave the shrimps a crispy coating. Properly seasoning the shrimps made them perfect little salty treats. These would probably be good dipped in sweet chili sauce.
Fried shrimps without the guilt!