Cayenne-Spiced Popcorn Shrimp

Cayenne-Spiced Popcorn Shrimp
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We don’t see popcorn shrimp served enough at home, and this recipe makes it easy to create the snack that’s perfect for enjoying during a game.

Directions

For the cayenne seasoning

Combine all of the seasonings together thoroughly and set aside.

For the popcorn shrimp

In a medium-sized, non-reactive bowl combine the eggs, heavy cream, and 2 teaspoons of the cayenne seasoning. Whisk well to combine. In a separate bowl, blend the breadcrumbs with the remaining 3 teaspoons of the seasoning mix.

Set a 1-gallon stockpot over medium-high and heat the vegetable oil to 360 degrees. 

To bread the shrimp, take about ¼ of the shrimp and toss in the egg mixture. Let the shrimp sit in the marinade for up to 5 minutes. Remove and place in the breadcrumb mixture. Toss well to evenly coat the shrimp, and use a coarse sieve to sift the excess breadcrumbs off into another clean bowl. Repeat the process 2 more times with the remaining shrimp and breading.

Place the breaded shrimp in the hot oil in batches and fry, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the hot oil using a slotted spoon and drain on a paper-lined sheet pan. Serve the shrimp hot.
 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1181 kcal

Daily value:

59%

Servings:

10
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 20 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 124 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 2826 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 134 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 8 mg
  • Vitamin D 1 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 23 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 127 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 81 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 23 µg
  • Carotene, beta 1364 µg
  • Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Choline, total 7 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 327 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 86 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 19 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 13 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 32 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 27 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 5 g
  • Fluoride, F 18 µg
  • Folate, DFE 15 µg
  • Folate, food 15 µg
  • Folate, total 16 µg
  • Iron, Fe 4 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 973 µg
  • Lycopene 3 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 26 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 60 mg
  • Phytosterols 15 mg
  • Potassium, K 338 mg
  • Retinol 5 µg
  • Selenium, Se 2 µg
  • Sodium, Na 538 mg
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Water 78 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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