Uncle Bill's Jumbo Deep Fried Prawns (Shrimp)

"I started to develop a recipe for jumbo prawns in 1996 and finally succeeded in a very tasty recipe. These jumbo prawns are not difficult to prepare and will satisfy your desire for an enjoyable meal. I cooked these prawns (shrimp) for a Seafood Dinner for 12 couples in the year 2000, and their comment was that they had never tasted prawns that were so well prepared and tasted so good. Because of their size and cost, one does not want to spoil a tasty prawn. Chilling time for the prawns in the refrigerator is not included in the preparation time."
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  • Peel off shell, devein prawns and rinse in cold water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Cut slit in each prawn about 1/4 inch deep.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk until frothy.
  • In a plastic bag, add flour and pepper and shake well to blend.
  • In a separate plastic bag, add Panko crumbs, dried dill weed, seasoning salt, garlic powder and Beau Monde seasoning, shake well to combine.
  • Dip prepared prawns individually into the egg mixture to coat well.
  • Drop each prawn into the flour mixture and shake to coat well.
  • Dip the prawns again in the egg mixture, turn to coat well.
  • Drop each prawn into the Panko crumb mixture and shake until well coated.
  • Place coated prawns on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours to chill.
  • In a medium size saucepan, or a deep frying pan, or a WOK, add oil and heat to 350°F.
  • Carefully drop the prawns two at a time into the hot oil and deep fry for about 1 1/2 minutes, turn over and continue to fry for an additional 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, and the prawns are a light golden brown. (Do not overcook prawns.).
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges and tartar sauce or a sauce of your choice.
  • Also, see Chicken Strips with Sweet and Sour Sauce for the sauce, recipe #19266.

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I live in Burnaby, British Columbia. I am retired and have written a cookbook entitled, From Uncle Bill's Kitchen. I am a recipe developer, author, publisher, distributor and a chef. My cookbook is very unique as I have a Nutrient Analysis for each ingredient used in each recipe that shows you the values for Calories, Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. A high-lighted bar shows the values on a per serving basis plus the Fat/Cal%. From Uncle Bill's Kitchen contains tried-and-true, tested, easy to follow reipes for both novice and experienced cooks. You'll find old Russian, Ukrainian, and other ethnic favorites, along with modern West Coast dishes. The Nutrient Analysis will please the health conscious. Uncle Bill's favorite recipes will reward efforts of the most creative cook and provide the family with many tantalizing, healthful meals. I have appeared on 48 various Television Shows in Vancouver, Burnaby, Kelowna and Kamploops, B.C. Canada, as well as in Palm Springs, CA. In Palm Springs, CA, I have been a Guest on the JACKIE OLDEN RADIO SHOW and THE JOEY ENGLISH RADIO SHOW, twice a year since 1998. I also do demo cooking shows at CHAPTERS BOOK STORES, SAVE-ON-FOOD STORES, GALLOWAY'S FOODS, WESTMINSTER PUBLIC QUAY MARKET, and in the U.S. at BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORES in Palm Springs, CA, Phoenix and Yuma, AZ. I was in Palm Springs, CA from June 10th to July 14th. 2002 and again appeared twice on the Jackie Olden Show, twice on the Joey English Show and pre-taped a TV COOKING SHOW with Jackie Olden that is aired on TV from Palm Springs, CA to Los Angeles, CA.
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