What Are the Different Types of Shrimp Batter?

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  • Written By: Christina Edwards
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  • Last Modified Date: 16 March 2020
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Shrimp can be prepared in a number of ways, and battered shrimp is one of the most popular shrimp dishes. There are several types of shrimp batter, including a simple shrimp batter made from flour. Some of these batters are also made from beer, while others are made from cornbread batter. Coconut and bread crumbs can also be added to some shrimp batters.

One of the simplest types of shrimp batter is made from flour, water, and eggs. With these types of batter, a small amount of baking powder can also be added to make a fluffier breading around the shrimp. Some chefs may also add spices and herbs to this kind of batter, including garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper.

Beer-battered shrimp is also popular. As its name suggests, this type of shrimp batter is made from beer. The beer is mixed with flour and eggs. Like a simple flour batter, seasonings may also be added. Many culinary experts believe that dark beers, like lager, are best when making beer-battered shrimp. This type of batter is also often used with fish.

A cornbread shrimp batter can also be used when preparing shrimp. This can be made from a premixed cornbread batter, or it can be made from cornmeal and eggs. Milk and flour may also be added to the batter.


Another popular type of shrimp batter is coconut shrimp batter. To begin with, a simple flour batter is usually used to cover the shrimp first. Then, the shrimp are covered in dried coconut before being fried.

Bread crumbs are often used as one of the easiest types of shrimp batter. Plain or seasoned bread crumbs can be used for this. To cover the shrimp with bread crumbs, they are usually dipped in well-beaten eggs first. They are then covered with the bread crumbs before being fried.

Most culinary experts consider deep frying to be the best method for cooking battered shrimp. This is usually done with a deep fryer, which is a common kitchen device that heats a large amount of oil to high temperatures. These devices usually have a basket that fits into the oil to lift out the items that are being fried. Deep frying can also be done using a large pan with a slotted spoon.



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