Salt & Pepper Shrimp

Show off your gourmet flair with this easy and delicious appetizer!



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Recipe CategoriesAppetizers & Snacks Fish & Seafood


1Poundlarge shrimp, shells on
 eachvegetable oil for deep frying
4eachegg whites
1Cuppotato starch
1Tablespoongarlic salt
2TablespoonBlack Pepper
1Teaspoonkosher salt
1⁄4TeaspoonChinese-five spice powder


  1. Slice each shrimp along the back with scissors or a sharp knife, leaving the tail segment intact.
  2. Devein shrimp, leaving shells on. Trim off legs. Rinse shrimp and dry.
  3. Preheat oil in a pan to 400°.
  4. Place egg whites in a bowl and beat slightly.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine potato starch, garlic salt, black pepper, kosher salt and Chinese-five spice powder and mix well; reserve.
  6. Add shrimp to the egg whites and stir to coat.
  7. Place shrimp in a colander and drain excess egg whites.
  8. Toss drained shrimp with seasonings.
  9. Place shrimp 3-5 pieces at a time in hot oil and fry for 30-45 seconds.
  10. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  11. Serve hot with a spicy chili oil or hoisin sauce.


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