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Betty’s Gorgeous and Tasty Deep-Fried Shrimp

Betty’s Gorgeous and Tasty Deep-Fried Shrimp
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Betty demonstrates how to make a delicious seafood treat–her Gorgeous and Tasty Deep-Fried Shrimp! The shrimp has a thin batter that fries up to a golden and crispy coating, while the shrimp themselves remain delightful and juicy!


Gorgeous and Tasty Deep-Fried Shrimp

½ cup self-rising flour
1/3 cup corn starch
½ cup cold water
1 tablespoon warm vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
vegetable oil for deep-frying (I used peanut oil.)
uncooked shrimp (as many and as large as you want), cleaned and deveined
seafood cocktail sauce, for serving

In a small mixing bowl, combine ½ cup self-rising flour and 1/3 cup corn starch. Stir in ½ cup water. Continue stirring until batter is smooth. You may add more water, a little at a time, to get the consistency of batter that will coat the shrimp. Stir 1 tablespoon warm oil into batter, and then add 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Mix well. Now, heat your oil in a deep-fry pot, until a test shrimp sizzles. Then you may coat a few shrimp at a time and put them gently into the hot oil. They will cook very quickly, so tend to them with a metal draining spatula, and lift them out and onto a tray with paper toweling when done. Continue this method until all shrimp are cooked. Pat off any extra oil with a paper towel, and place the Deep-Fried Shrimp on a nice serving plate. Serve with my Surfin' Seafood Cocktail sauce. Lovely and flavorful-great for entertaining!

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23 Responses to “Betty’s Gorgeous and Tasty Deep-Fried Shrimp”

  1. 6771Randy says:

    Betty, A copy of this recipe has remained taped to our cupboards for over 2
    years and still is our go to recipe for deep frying ALL our seafood and
    vegetables as well. I have never seen or heard of another recipe that works
    and tastes as good as this one! It is perfect and can be added to, or
    doubled…so versatile.

    Thank You for making it available to us.

    • Betty's Kitchen says:

      That’s fantastic, Randy! I’m thrilled that you have been able to find so
      many uses for this recipe. Thanks for letting me know! 🙂

  2. 7000ironman says:

    mrs betty taught me how to cook shrimp years ago, now i’m really good at
    it! thanx, mrs betty!

  3. Ajmal T says:

    Was that cooked or uncooked shrimp?

  4. bepos1luv ok says:

    looked good however why didnt you take a bite out of it:-(

  5. Jennifer Kelly says:

    Baking powder is in self-rising flour, why do you need the extra 2 tsps?

  6. Texas Style Cuisine says:

    enjoyed your video on frying shrimp need to give it a try. Thanks for
    sharing. I did hit the Sub button so I can stay up with what you have going
    on in your kitchen

  7. Justin Zach says:

    Who you callin’ shrimp?

  8. jshvinfun says:

    Betty that looks good thanks for this link I saw the surfin sea food sauce
    it looks great. But I’m still wondering how I can make this great shrimp

  9. ShoryoTombo says:

    Excellent tutorial. I just found this because I just bought a fry daddy
    from Presto. I’m so glad you made a disclaimer or PSA about safety. Thank
    you for this video and I shall follow this recipe. Going to look for your
    fried mushroom now :)

  10. Peter May says:

    What about Tartar sauce with the scampi, wonderful

  11. lakeisha “Prettykeisha419” K says:

    It looks great. 

  12. james marshall says:

    next stop fried mushrooms

  13. shortymackinem says:

    The way you speak makes things more enjoyable to watch lol they looked good

  14. james marshall says:

    this step is pretty easy to do= thanks poster

  15. Betty's Kitchen says:

    Hi Randy & Violet, Thanks for your great feedback. I really appreciate it!
    –Betty 🙂

  16. 6771Randy says:

    Betty, my wife and I used this recipe for our deep shrimp and deep fried
    zucchini last night. You have a winning batter recipe here! So easy and the
    flavor was outstanding. I will be using this recipe again soon on more
    shrimp and DF mushrooms. My wife and I want to thank you so much for
    sharing your recipe and video. Randy&Violet

  17. Missing Kids Rescued Kids 2 says:

    I’ve tried so many recipes, can’t wait to try this one as well, my faves
    are your sandwiches and hotdogs, I love my Betty lunch 🙂

  18. MaryE MCLea says:


  19. Betty's Kitchen says:

    Thanks for your sweet comment. I really appreciate it! –Betty 🙂