Fried Shrimp with Tartar Sauce

Fried Shrimp with Tartar Sauce

Who doesn’t love freshly fried shrimp and homemade tartar sauce? You’re going to want to make this next time you are entertaining.



1 lb deveined shrimp


Panko Bread Crumbs


Creole seasoning

Old Bay

Onion Powder

Canola Oil


1/2 C mayo

1/4 C sour cream

2 tbsp finely diced shallot

2 tbsp chopped fresh dill

2 tbsp chopped chives

2 tbsp lemon juice

2tbsp savory dill relish or chopped cornichons

1 tbsp chopped capers

1 tbsp dijon mustard

salt and fresh ground black pepper


Heat oil to 350-375

First, quick-marinate shrimp: place deveined and shelled shrimp in foil pan and cover with buttermilk, creole seasoning, onion powder and Old Bay. Mix together and set aside.

For tartar sauce, grab a bowl and mix all ingredients together. Place in fridge.

Now, set up your frying station, making another foil pan of your dry ingredients: flour and panko. Mix well and set next to marinating shrimp.

Have a wire sheet lined tray or paper towel lined tray ready to put shrimp on as they come out of oil.

Gently dredge shrimp through the dry mixture, taking time to cover and then fry in small batches, about 1.5 minutes on each side, 3-4 minutes total until very golden brown

Place on wire rack and immediately season with salt.

Serve hot with tartar sauce!

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Easy Entertaining-Fried Shrimp with Tartar Sauce

Who doesn’t love freshly fried, hot shrimp and homemade tartar sauce?!

Join me in my kitchen for this southern delight you can bust out next time you want to entertain!

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