Southern Fried Shrimp

Amount

  Measure

  Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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3

  pounds

  shrimp -- peeled and deveined

1/2

  cup

  yellow cornmeal

1/2

  cup

  all-purpose flour

1/2

  teaspoon

  baking powder

1

  teaspoon

  Cajun spice -- see recipe

1/2

  teaspoon

  salt

1/4

  teaspoon

  pepper

1

  whole

  egg

1

  cup

 low fat buttermilk

1

  teaspoon

  Dijon mustard

Heat oil in heavy pot or Dutch oven to 350F.

Season shrimp with salt and pepper and let set at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.

In a small bowl mix buttermilk, mustard, egg, cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and Cajun spice together. Mix well so that no lumps form.

Add shrimp to batter mixture and stir to make sure the shrimp is coated well.

Drop shrimp in batches into hot oil and cook 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.

Place shrimp on paper towel lined plate as they are brought out of the oil.

Makes 8 servings.

Per Serving: 264 Calories; 4g Fat (14.3% calories from fat); 38g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 286mg Cholesterol; 491mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 5 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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