Cajun fried shrimp

Cajun Fried Shrimp encapsulates the essence of Southern cooking, blending the warmth of Cajun spices with the sweetness of succulent shrimp, all wrapped up in a crispy, golden crust. This dish is a celebration of flavor and texture, perfect for when you crave something spicy, crunchy, and deeply satisfying. Whether served as a tantalizing appetizer or a hearty main, these shrimp are sure to ignite your taste buds and bring a bit of Southern charm to your table.


For the Shrimp:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (adjust according to spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Batter:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal (for extra crunch)
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk (can substitute with milk mixed with 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice)
  • 1 egg

For Frying:

  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying


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