Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins

This shrimp is deep fried and then coated with a very spicy buffalo sauce. Not for the faint of heart! I love this served with bleu cheese dressing for dipping. Prep time includes resting time in the refrigerator.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the flour, creole seasoning, garlic powder, cayenne, onion powder, and black pepper in a zip lock bag.
  2. Shake the bag to mix the flour and spices.
  3. Rinse the shrimp under cold water; place in the bag and shake to coat the shrimp.
  4. Lay the shrimp in a casserole dish and refrigerate for 30 minutes to rest; do not discard the seasoned flour.
  5. Combine the minced garlic, butter, hot sauce and cayenne in a saucepan; heat until the butter is melted and keep warm.
  6. In a deep fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees.
  7. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator and re-coat with the remaining seasoned flour.
  8. Place the shrimp in the hot oil and fry about 2-3 minutes, or until pink; fry in batches if necessary.
  9. Immediately coat with the spicy buffalo sauce and serve.


Most Helpful

I can not rave about this recipe enough! I only wish I could give it more stars!! When I first started making the recipe I was just going to halve it because it was only my husband and I eating dinner, but then decided half way through to just make the whole thing and am I ever glad that I did. We ate a whole pound of shrimp this evening. The only meat that I eat is seafood, but I really miss some things that I used to eat and buffalo chicken is one of them. Thanks goodness I finally found something to replace it, and actually I think I like buffalo shrimp better than I ever liked buffalo wings! Dreamgoddess, thank you so much for posting this recipe!

I Cook Therefore I Am June 09, 2007

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