Fried Shrimp with Creamy Parmesan Sauce
Makes 8 servings
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1½ tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 24 large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on)
  • Creamy Parmesan Sauce (recipe follows)
  1. In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and Cajun seasoning. In another shallow dish, whisk together eggs and 2 tablespoons water.
  2. In a large deep skillet, pour oil to a depth of 1 inch, and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350°
  3. Working in batches, dip shrimp in egg mixture, letting excess drip off. Dredge in bread crumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Fry until bread crumbs are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes, turning once. Let drain on paper towels. Serve with Creamy Parmesan Sauce.
Recipe by Louisiana Cookin at