Crispy Shrimp Poppers

Staff Writer
Crispy Shrimp Poppers
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
Deliver Ingredients

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. 

Shrimp Shopping Tip

To save time, buy shrimp that has been cleaned and deveined.

Shrimp Cooking Tip

Leaving the tail on shrimp will add a richer flavor to your dish.

Shrimp Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
23%
Sugar
0.6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
18%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Protein
5g
9%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
32µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.2%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
24mg
2%
Fiber
0.4g
1.4%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
22µg
5%
Folic acid
10µg
N/A
Iron
0.5mg
2.9%
Magnesium
5mg
1%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
5%
Phosphorus
57mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
56mg
2%
Sodium
165mg
7%
Zinc
0.4mg
2.4%

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