Shrimp Patties

Recipe: Shrimp Patties

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 pound unpeeled medium−size fresh shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup all−purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Beau Monde® seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Italian−seasoned breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Instructions:

  1. Bring water to a boil; add shrimp, and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain well; rinse with cold water. Peel and devein shrimp; chop and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk to saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in scallions and next 7 ingredients.
  3. Combine shrimp, egg and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs; stir in sauce mixture. Shape into 4 patties; dredge patties in remaining breadcrumbs. Pour oil to depth of 1/2 inch into a large, heavy skillet.
  4. Fry patties in hot oil over medium−high heat until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels.

Number of servings (yield): 3

Meal type: breakfast

Culinary tradition: Vietnamese

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