“Allrecipes.com. If using frozen shrimp in bags from the grocer, thaw shrimp overnight in refrigerator or in a sealed plastic bag placed in a bowl of cold water for about 15 minutes.”
vegetable oil (for frying)
1⁄2 cupall-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 1⁄2 teaspoonslemon pepper seasoning
1 teaspoonbaking powder
1 teaspoongarlic powder
1 pinchcayenne pepper
30 frozen medium shrimp, thawed, shelled and deveined
1⁄4 cuphot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot, or to taste)
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Pat shrimp dry with paper towels.
Combine flour, lemon pepper seasoning, baking powder, salt, garlic powder and cayenne together in a bowl. Whisk eggs and milk together in a second bowl.
Dip each shrimp in the egg mixture, then the flour mixture to evenly coat. Transfer prepared shrimp to a baking sheet until ready to fry. Sprinkle additional flour, as needed, to fully cover.
Cook 8 to 10 shrimp at a time in the hot oil until golden brown on the outside and cooked through on the inside, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
Toss shrimp together with hot sauce in a large bowl until each piece is coated.
Serving suggestion: serve with blue cheese dip or dressing.