"This is the BEST...you can adjust the intensity of the buffalo sauce to your liking. We like it HOT!!" — JIGGYnFL
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ground cayenne pepper
freshly ground black pepper
large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached
oil for frying
2 1/2 tablespoons
hot pepper sauce
ground cayenne pepper
This was excellent!! At age 73 I like spicy foods, but not KILLER spicy. I omitted the cayenne pepper from the sauce--turned out to be perfect for me. As another viewer suggested, I left the shrimp in the bag after the first shaking, refrigerated it for about 20 minutes while I finished my scotch and water and the deep fryer was heating to temperature, and then sifted excess flour off. Placed in the deep fryer for 3 minutes, removed and covered with the sauce. PERFECTOMENTO!! I served it to myself with a spinach salad with mushrooms, hard boiled eggs, bacon bits, and the spinach dressing from another contributer to this site. I highly recommend this to any young, middle-age, or senior citizen.
Made these last night and they were good. I used EVOO for the frying and they didn't get as crispy as I had hoped so I would recommend a different oil. I also used a bottled Buffalo sauce (that I love) so that was easy. I served it with a spinach salad and long grain rice. Tasty - will keep practicing to make better.
I'm the person who orginally entered this recipe. We tried something different the last time we made it - we dipped the shrimp in egg and then flour, then repeated this. It put a heavier coating on the shrimp. My husband like this way better, I still prefer the original recipe. Just thought I'd share this information with you...Janet Roetzel
If you don't like spicy, this isn't the recipe for you if you don't have the sense to adjust it to your own taste! I made these tonight, my husband isn't even a big shrimp fan but he really liked these. Although there is no way I'm cooking anything that calls for 4 cups of oil for deep frying, I followed the instructions to a T and sprayed them with Pam, broiled them and then tossed them in the sauce. EXCELLENT!!!
A definite keeper, thank you Janet.
I used collassal shrimp and a fry baby type deep fryer and found that this is the way to go with the really big shrimp. Take them out as soon as they just turn golden. I've made rubber out of the big shrimp when boiling or grilling or they aren't done enough. These are fantastic. We love Buffalo Chicken Wings and I have a standard recipe I use for the sauce using Frank's Hot sauce (it's slightly garlicky as it is) and butter. I used that instead of making the sauce in the recipe. These were terrific! I've made them several times so far and I'll make them again.
Always a hit! This is a poker night favorite!
My husband and I could have eaten twice as much shrimp as I actually made. As a vegetable I used the flour mixture to coat big chunks of zucchini and fried them too... what a meal!
This was an easy dinner to prepare. I served it with rice and garlic bread for a complete meal. For the coating, I left the shrimp in the bag for the 15 minutes, then shook them again (someone else suggested it) as opposed to laying the shrimp out on a cookie sheet in the fridge. My suggestion is to remove the tails, for simpler eating. And, instead of making the suggested "hot sauce" I just microwaved some butter with Frank's Hot Sauce -- worked fine.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 289
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