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Crispy Shrimp Poppers

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
    20 appetizers

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 bread crumbs
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • mushkas
    Jun 16, 2013

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

  • Hautemom
    Feb 16, 2012

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

  • almapm
    Jul 6, 2011

    One word : Delicious

  • mariekelly
    Nov 28, 2010

    these are actually harder to make than they look, the prep time was longer than 40 mins and ours didnt look like the pictures, i think because the shrimp needs to be bigger. we will try it again, next time using jumbo shrimp and much more cream cheese would improve it, ours didnt look like the picture, but it tasted good.

  • vjmiller4
    Apr 13, 2010

    sinfully yummy

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    Feb 18, 2010

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    Oct 21, 2009

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    Sep 29, 2008

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    Feb 18, 2008

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    Dec 16, 2007

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