Buttermilk Battered Fried Shrimp
Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture
Serves 4 to 6
Place the shrimp in a medium bowl and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/ 4 teaspoon pepper.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, 1½ tablespoons salt, 1 tablespoon pepper and the cayenne.
Heat oil to 350°F in a large pot or deep fryer.
Pour the buttermilk mixture over the shrimp and, working in batches, toss them in the seasoned flour. Slip the battered shrimp into the hot oil and cook until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels or brown paper.
Serve them straight up or load them on to slabs of French bread for po-boys.