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Calabash Shrimp

Calabash Shrimp- these fried shrimp have a light and crispy coating. Serve with cocktail sauce and a beer for an amazing seafood dinner.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword fried shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • vegetable oil


  • Whisk together eggs and evaporated milk in a shallow bowl.
  • In a second shallow bowl, whisk together flour, garlic salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Pour about 2 inches of oil into a Dutch oven. Heat to about 350 degrees.
  • Working in batches, dip shrimp in egg mixture and coat in flour mixture.
  • Fry until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Fry for less time if you are using smaller shrimp.
    Don't crowd the pan when frying. It will drop the temperature of the oil too much.