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The flavor of the shrimp in this fried shrimp basket is absolutely fantastic. The Gullah seasoning originates from the islands off South Carolina and is inspired by Creole tastes. It’s what makes these shrimp soooo very good. I served them in a basket with some homemade fries. Food is always better when served in a basket. I learned that long ago and this fried shrimp basket is proof.
You’ll have plenty of leftover Gullah seasoning after making a fried shrimp basket. That’s a good thing. Save it for more shrimp or use it in any recipe that calls for Creole seasoning. It’s also great for sprinkling on the fries you’ll want to make with these shrimp. It’ll keep for a long time, just store it in an air-tight container until you are ready to use it.
Since it’s just the two of us, I like to use my Fry Daddy for frying these shrimp and well, anything fried! You can’t cook all of the shrimp for this recipe in one batch in the small fryer, but you can get them done in two.
I’m convinced that everything tastes better when it’s served in a basket. My roadside shrimp basket is further proof.
Also try my batter-fried shrimp.
Fried Shrimp Basket
For the Gullah Seasoning (makes more than you'll need)
For the Gullah Seasoning
- Place all ingredients into a owl and whisk to comibne. Transfer to a resealable airtight container.
For the shrimp
- Heat 3" of oil to 350 F in a deep fryer or Dutch oven.
- Place a wire rack over a baking sheet.
- In one bowl combine the flour and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the Gullah seasoning.
- In another bowl place the buttermilk.
- Working in batches, dip the shrimp first in the buttermilke, then in the flour. Coat completely then shake off any excess. Place on the wire rack.
- Place a wire rack over another baking sheet.
- Fry the shrimp until golden brown, 1-2 minutes per side. Remove to the rack to drain.
- Serve immediately with hot fries.
Nutritional values are approximate.