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Crispy Shrimp Rolls With Cole Slaw

Course Main Course, seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy-shrimp-rolls-with-cole-slaw
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings (May vary )
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 2 lb medium raw shrimp peeled, deveined tails removed
  • 2 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup plain yellow cornmeal
  • 3 1/2 tsp seafood seasoning divided [i.e. Seafood Magic, Old Bay, Cajun-Creole]
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup whole buttermilk
  • oil for frying
  • 1 lb prepared Homestyle Cole Slaw
  • tarter sauce
  • 12 hot dog rolls top slit or hoagie rolls

Instructions

  • Season the shrimp with 1/2 tsp seafood seasoning and set aside. [I used "Seafood Magic" by Chef Paul Prudhomme]
  • In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the self-rising flour, cornmeal, 3 tsp seafood seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground cumin.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 large eggs and 1 1/2 cups whole buttermilk.
  • Toss the seasoned shrimp with 1/3 cup of the seasoned flour-cornmeal breading. Spread out into a single layer so they won't clump.
  • Dip each piece in the buttermilk-egg wash. Toss in the remaining seasoned flour-cornmeal breading shaking off any excess.
  • Heat 4 inches of oil in a dutch oven or heavy bottomed saucepan to 350°-360°F. Do not overfill the pot.
  • Fry the shrimp in batches for 2-3 minutes depending on the size, until golden and crispy. Adjust the heat periodically to maintain the temperature of the oil while frying.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried shrimp to a paper towel lined pan to drain.
  • Repeat until all of the shrimp are fried. Sprinkle with additional seasoning after frying.
  • To assemble: Warm the rolls and slather with tarter sauce and a layer of cole slaw.
  • Arrange the shrimp over the slaw then top with additional slaw. [Around 8 pieces of shrimp per roll]
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Self-rising flour has salt and baking powder already added. The baking powder adds a light and crispy texture to the breading that makes it so delicious! The salt in the flour and in the seafood seasoning makes it unnecessary to add additional salt to the breading. If needed, adjust to your taste.