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“Southern Living June 2009, courtesy Timmy Cherammie. Prep time includes 15 minutes marinating time.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs large raw shrimp
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • For Batter
  • 12 ounces fish-fry mix
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Peel shrimp, leaving tails on. Butterfly shrimp by making a deep slit down the back of each from large end to tail, then devein the shrimp. Place shrimp in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together milk, egg, mustard, and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning. Pour over shrimp. Let stand 15 minutes-1 hour.
  3. Combine fish fry mix and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning. Dredge shrimp in fish fry mixture, shake off excess. Arrange on baking sheets.
  4. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a dutch oven, heat oil to 325 degrees. Fry shrimp, in batches(don't overcrowd!), 1 1/2 minutes on each side until golden brown; drain on wire racks over paper towels.

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