°2 large eggs, scrambled
°1 cup whole milk
°2 tablespoons hot sauce (like cola)
°2 lb large raw deveined shrimp, peeled and deveined
°3/4 c all-purpose flour
°2/3 cup (about 2 7/8 ounces) cornmeal
°1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
°1 teaspoon black pepper
°1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
+To serve: lemon slices, cocktail sauce, remoulade (optional)
*how to do it
Step 1 Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a large frying pan; Heat above medium to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. While oil heats, whisk together eggs, milk and hot sauce in shallow dish; Add the shrimp to the mixture and stir until coated. Whisking flour, cornmeal, salt, black pepper & cayenne pepper in separate shallow dish.
Step 2 Remove 6-8 shrimp from egg mixture, shaking off excess. Weasel in the flour mixture. Put the crushed prawns in the hot oil. Fry until coating is golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes. Lift with a slotted spoon onto a baking sheet lined with paper towel. Repeat with remaining shrimp, returning oil to 370°F over medium-high heat before adding each batch of shrimp.