Ebi Furai (Japanese Panko-coated Deep-fried Shrimp)
Appetizer, Main Course
medium to large
panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
you may need more
for deep frying
Shell and devein the shrimps
. Pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
Place the flour, egg and panko in three separate shallow bowls. Beat the egg.
Holding the shrimp by the tail, dredge each in flour; shake off the excess. Repeat with the rest of the shrimps.
Dip the floured shrimps one by one in beaten egg.
Roll the shrimps one by one in panko to coat every inch of the surface.
Heat enough cooking oil to reach a depth of at least three inches.
Cooking in batches of four to six, drop the breaded shrimps in the hot oil and cook until the coating is golden and crisp, about two minutes. Scoop out and drain.
Serve the ebi furai with tartar sauce (traditional), sweet chili sauce (not traditional but excellent) or tempura sauce (great choice as well).