Deep fried shrimp, what a treat are these little bites!
And look at that gorgeous golden crust around them: pure crunchy joy! So what’s the secret behind it then: a good airy batter and crumbled and blended nachos…
It might look hard to make but it’s really as simple as that!
I usually make these breaded and fried shrimp as an appetizer bite when I have some guests coming over. But I’ve prepared them for lunch as well a couple of times. Serve them with a nice and crisp green salad on the side.
And whatever way you serve them: do add a good dipping sauce to it!
I love a good old spicy ketchup dipping sauce for these prawns.
Just combine a couple of tablespoons of ketchup, a few drops of lemon or lime juice and some sriracha or tabasco hot sauce to taste.
Deep Fried Shrimp in Nacho Crust
Watch my video of how I’m preparing these delicious deep fried shrimp in a crunchy nacho crust using my KitchenAid Stand Mixer Mini!
Making the batter is a no brainer now that I can whip one up in a blink of an eye in my gorgeous KitchenAid stand mixer! It goes without saying that you can also prepare the batter in a mixing bowl of course.
Do you have a couple of leftover nachos after making that crumble crust?
Then you can also prepare a classic avocado guacamole as a dipping sauce to go with it!
Or are you more into a lighter and spicier dip? Then also try out my homemade spicy tomato salsa with slow roasted tomatoes and onion!
- 12 king prawns peeled and deveined
- 5,5 oz nachos (155 g)
- 1 small egg
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ⅔ cup plain flour (80 g)
- ⅓ cup whole milk (80 ml)
- frying oil
- Add the nachos to the bowl of the KitchenAid Stand Mixer Mini and then add the wire whip. Lower the mixer head and set speed 4. Mix for 2 minutes until the nachos are crumbled. Then turn the speed off and pour the crumbled nachos in a small bowl or deep plate.
- Add the egg, the olive oil, the flour and the milk to the bowl of the Stand Mixer. Season with a pinch of pepper and salt. Then lower the mixer head again and set speed 6. Mix for 4 minutes until you get a well combined and smooth batter. Then tilt the mixer head up again and remove the wire whip.
- Make the shrimp straight by running a metal or wooden skewer along their spine. Then dip the shrimp in the batter first and then in the crumbled nachos. Fry the prawns in hot frying oil for 30 seconds until the crust is golden brown. Serve hot.