Italian Fried Shrimp Turned Firecracker Shrimp Recipe

I made 24 Italian seasoned fried shrimp and am very lucky I had any left for the hot sauce version. These are great naked. But making them around the 4th of July, they were a perfect treat for the holiday. I have seen them so many places that have them on the menu and thought why not, we love wings lets try these out...Well my husband ate them as fast as they could come out of the frying pan but I managed to get a few with hot sauce.
The shrimp is a crispy coating on the outside and the hot spicy taste of this sauce makes them famous for their name firecracker hot shrimp.

Just like eating popcorn chicken~ can't get enough!!



24 large shrimp cleaned, no tails on and water squeezed out if frozen
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
Beat egg and milk together add shrimp to mixture.
In a large plastic bag add:
1 cup flour
3 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic powder.
In a large frypan heat about 2 cups of oil on medium high heat till hot.
Add a few shrimp at a time and fry till brown.
Sauce:
1/2 cup of favorite hot sauce, I use Franks hot sauce.
4 tablespoon melted butter
Mix together pour over shrimp. Add blue cheese or ranch dressing on the side.

33 comments:

  1. I'm positive we would love these - especially with the Franks!

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  2. Claudia, these fried shrimp look great..I am thinking to enjoy it with some Remoulade!

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  3. I'm with your husband. I probably would be eating them as fast as you could make them.

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  4. oh,claudia,have mercy...looks divine!

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  5. It's like having fireworks in your mouth!

    Bon appetit!
    CCR
    =:~)

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  6. firecracker is right - whoowhee....

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  7. I would be totally addicted to these!

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  8. Popcorn chicken wow adore the color and this is a hot post! Hope my stomach will survive to the sauce ;)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  9. Okay, these look a little too good! And I'm jealous, as I just don't have access to good shrimp lately being on the gulf. I'm bookmarking this though-yum!

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  10. Looks delicious! Shrimp go so fast in my family, I sometimes only get a quick bite! I'm sure everyone would go for this recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. That's such a lovely name. I love it, especially with the spicy sauce thought I will also eat as I fry them :P

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  12. Hi, Recipes with shrimp is my favorite...
    Thanks for the beautiful post!

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  13. Oh, these do look good! We don't do much fried food these days, but I could see slipping a batch of these in!

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  14. Fried shrimp really are addictive, aren't they? I prefer them 'naked' as you say (sprinkled with some salt and freshly squeezed lemon juice) but I'm sure they're delicious with hot sauce as well.

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  15. Wow these look & sound so good and perfect! I love the hot sauce too, of course :)

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  16. Perfect for tonight! I just pulled out shrimp for dinner. Yum!

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  17. Perfect for tonight! I just pulled out shrimp for dinner. Yum!

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  18. Wow these look great. I just printed the recipe and will give it a go tonight!

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  19. YUM! My boys will go crazy over these... especially the oldest, he puts Frank's Hot Sauce on everything!

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  20. These look really good, think I can bake them instead?

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  21. Mmmm, you know I love anything with hot sauce! These look so yummy!

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  22. Definitelya fun version of fra diavolo. I could eat these all days, washing them down with something ... mildly alcoholic.

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  23. I guess shrimp was a weekend food, I made them too on skewers! I love shrimp and these look fab!

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  24. I love shrimp and that sauce looks so good!

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  25. Fried shrimps or baked shrimps or grilled shrimps, they're always so good! and those have a beautiful spicy twist, perfect for such a festivity!

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  26. Your firecracker shrimp look wonderful! i can see how they could disappear very quickly.

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  27. Wow Again! Thank You for this recipe. I made it last night here is my post http://wp.me/sVzQk-513

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  28. I can't get these shrimp out of my mind. I read the recipe this morning early around 6:30 AM. Now I won't rest until I have them.

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  29. I can't get these shrimp out of my mind. I read the recipe this morning early around 6:30 AM. Now I won't rest until I have them.

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  30. Those crispy shrimp look really delicious! I could eat them just as is - not too crazy about hot sauce. But they sure are appropriate for the 4th!

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  31. Now this is that kind of firecracker!

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  32. Love these little guys, a great snack or side:)

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