Gulf Coast Fried Shrimp

Recipe by Kim D.
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins


  • 2
    lbs unpeeled medium-large size shrimp
  • 4
    large eggs, beaten
  • 23
    cup commercial spicy French dressing
  • 1 12
    teaspoons lemon juice
  • 34
    teaspoon onion powder
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 13
    cups crushed saltine crackers
  • 23
    cup crushed corn flakes cereal
  • 13


  • Peel shrimp, leaving the tails intact; devein.
  • Place shrimp in a large shallow bowl.
  • Combine eggs, French dressing, lemon juice and onion powder.
  • Pour over shrimp, stirring gently to coat.
  • Cover and marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour oil to depth of 2-inches into a dutch oven; heat to 375°F.
  • Combine cracker crumbs, crushed cornflakes, and cornmeal.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade, discarding marinate.
  • Dredge shrimp in cracker mixture and fry a few at a time until golden.
  • Drain shrimp on paper towels.