Crispy Shrimp Poppers Recipe
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Crispy Shrimp Poppers Recipe

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Hometown cook Jacquelynne Stine entered this terrific appetizer in our Las Vegas, Nevada competition. A crisp, golden coating surrounds her butterflied shrimp stuffed with bacon and cream cheese. You'll want to make a meal of these!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 20 uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 10 bacon strips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  1. Butterfly the shrimp along the outside curves. Spread about 1 teaspoon cream cheese inside each shrimp. Cut bacon strips in half lengthwise; wrap a piece around each shrimp and secure with toothpicks.
  2. In three separate shallow bowls, place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs. Coat the shrimp with flour; dip into eggs, then coat with bread crumbs.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry shrimp, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Discard toothpicks before serving. Yield: 20 appetizers.
Originally published as Crispy Shrimp Poppers in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p49

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

Awesome recipe. Takes a little time but is definitely worth it. So very delicious.

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

Had so much fun making this recipe and eating it. Hubby says he can't wait until I make it again!

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

One word : Delicious

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