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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cheez-It Shrimps



Once upon a time I brought some Cheez-It crackers and the kids loved them, so I bought some more boxes the next time I went grocery shopping. Well guess what? The boxes remained untouched for several weeks now. I think the novelty wore off already. So, I did what I usually do to crackers that have been staying too long in my pantry: use as crumbs for deep frying (or even for meatballs or meatloaf purposes).

Ingredients:
Enough Cheez-It, crumbled (probably about 2 cups)
salt, pepper, and curry powder to taste
egg whites (I had some after making supersoft ensaymada) for dipping (can use whole egg)
1 cup flour plus 1 tbsp cornstarch
1 lb shelled shrimps
Oil for deep-frying
Instructions:


While oil is heating up to 375 deg F, individually dip shrimps in this sequence: egg whites, flour/starch, egg whites, crumbs.
Deep fry about 5-7 pieces each (just enough so they do not lower the temp of the oil too much, and that each has enough space around for oil to cook it) for about 2-3 minutes.
Drain well and let paper towel absorb excess oil.
Serve on a bed of iceberg salad greens, or even enjoy as tortilla wrap (we used ranch dressing).

1 comment:

  1. Awwwww Manang! How ingenious! hehehehe

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