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Emeril's Corn-Battered Shrimp

Emeril Lagasse's Spicy Appetizers

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Emeril Lagasse shared his recipe for Oscar night: Corn-Battered Shrimp.


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. Rustic Rub
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels and the milk scraped from one ear of corn (heaping)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 18 large shrimp, peeled, deveined and butterflied
  • Solid vegetable shortening, for deep-frying
  • Rustic Rub
  • 8 tbsp. paprika
  • 3 tbsp. cayenne
  • 5 tbsp. black pepper
  • 6 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp. onion powder
  • 6 tbsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 dried thyme
  • Cooking Directions

    Rustic Rub

    Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Blend well. Can be stored in airtight container in your spice cabinet for up to 3 hours.

    Then combine the egg, milk, 1 tsp. of the rub, and the corn and corn milk in a bowl and whisk for about 1 minute. Add the baking soda, baking powder, cornmeal, flour, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to make a thick batter.

    Season the shrimps with the remaining 1 tsp. rub. Roll each shrimp in the batter and coat evenly. Heat the shortening to 360 degrees. Fry about three shrimps at a time, until golden brown.

    Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

    Recipe copyright ??2000 by Emeril Lagasse

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: corn, shrimp, paprika

    Course: Appetizer/Starter, Dinner, Main Course, Party Platter

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