I’m back in the kitchen again! These past couple of weeks have been hectic- from going to Nicaragua (I’ll blog more about that later), moving in to my new summer apartment, starting new classes, volunteering in clinic, and still making the time to study and do homework in between. Cooking has become a little outlet for my roommate and I, and it’s something that I find myself looking forward to at the end of every day.
Living on our own temporarily has definitely made me feel even more independent-going grocery shopping, learning to shop on a budget, meal planning, scheduling my day out, going to clinic, coming back home, having to make my own dinner and knowing how to take care of myself. Being on my own definitely feels like a challenge at times, but there are also plenty of perks.
Now that we have our own kitchen, we’ve been able to experiment a lot more, and there have been plenty of successful meals along the way, which I couldn’t be more proud of. Good thing I have a roommate to experience it all with me. Hurray for awesome cooking partners!
For my WIAW this week…
- 1/2 lb. shrimp
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup flour
- 2 tbs milk
- 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
- Oil, for deep frying
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Clean, peel and de-vein shrimp, making slight lengthwise slit down middle of shrimp. Remove head and tail.
Flatten out shrimp or “inside butterfly” the shrimp.
Season shrimp lightly with salt and pepper.
Mix egg and flour (you can add more flour if necessary). Add milk.
Coat shrimp evenly in batter, then roll in Panko bread crumbs until completely covered in bread crumbs.
Heat oil over medium-high heat, around 325 °F. To test if oil is ready, drop a few pieces of Panko in oil-if ready, it should immediately start bubbling/sizzling.
Deep fry shrimp in batches (about 3 or 4 at a time).
Flip halfway through deep frying, making sure both sides are golden brown and crust has formed around shrimp.
Transfer to paper towel to drain oil.
Serve with ketchup, Tonkatsu sauce, tartar sauce, or Worcestershire sauce. Or whatever else makes you happy.
We enjoyed our Panko fried shrimp with a classic Chinese dish-stir-fried egg and tomato seen here.
Bon appétit! ♥