Crispy fried shrimp and crunchy, cool slaw are meant to be.

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Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

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Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Slaw
Shrimp

Directions

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  • In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar, 1 tbsp. oil, the sugar, and celery seeds; season with salt and pepper. Add the lettuce and carrot; season. Toss the slaw until coated.

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  • In a large deep pot or deep fryer, heat about 6 cups oil until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360°.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the buttermilk and egg; season with salt and pepper.

  • In another medium bowl, whisk the flour, Old Bay, cumin, and cayenne; season with salt.

  • Pat the shrimp dry. Working in batches of 8 to 10, coat the shrimp with the flour, then the buttermilk, and then the flour again. Fry the shrimp until golden brown and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack or paper towels to drain.

  • Serve the fried shrimp with the lemon wedges and hot honey. Pass the slaw alongside.

Tip

 I use a big, cheap pot for frying and a spider, not a fry basket, to take out the food for less splatter.

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