Fried Breaded Shrimp
1/4 cup flour
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons vodka
3/4 cup fine bread crumbs
40 large raw shrimp, shelled, but with tails intact
Oil (for frying)
Mix flour with a little salt and pepper and place in a bowl.
In a second bowl beat well the egg and vodka.
In a third bowl place the bread crumbs mixed with salt and pepper.
Toss the shrimp, one at a time, in the flour; dip into egg mixture; toss in the bread crumbs to coat.
Drop into hot oil (360 degrees F) and deep fry quickly until golden brown. Do not over-cook. Shrimp may be breaded several hours ahead and refrigerated until time to fry.
Serve with tartar and cocktail sauce.
Serves 3 to 4.