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Crispy Shrimp Poppers

Staff Writer
Taste of Home

Popcorn shrimp, shrimp which are breaded and fried, have long been a fried food favorite. This recipe, however, gives them a "popper" twist, by stuffing them with cream cheese, wrapping them in bacon, and then breading and frying them. 

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20
Servings
191
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 20 uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 10 bacon strips, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Oil, for frying
  • 2 Cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 Ounces cream cheese, softened

Directions

Butterfly the shrimp along the outside curves. Spread about 1 teaspoon cream cheese inside each shrimp.Wrap a piece of bacon around each shrimp and secure with toothpicks.

In 3 separate shallow bowls, place the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Coat the shrimp with flour, then dip into eggs, and then coat with breadcrumbs.

In a large skillet or deep-fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees. Fry the shrimp, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Discard the toothpicks before serving. 

Nutritional Facts
Servings20
Calories Per Serving191
Total Fat15g23%
Sugar0.6gN/A
Saturated4g18%
Cholesterol39mg13%
Protein5g9%
Carbs9g3%
Vitamin A32µg4%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.2%
Vitamin D0.2µgN/A
Vitamin E1mg7%
Vitamin K5µg6%
Calcium24mg2%
Fiber0.4g1.4%
Folate (food)6µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)22µg5%
Folic acid10µgN/A
Iron0.5mg2.9%
Magnesium5mg1%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg5%
Phosphorus57mg8%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium56mg2%
Sodium165mg7%
Zinc0.4mg2.4%