This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by famous and also anonymous cooks
8 Unshelled raw jumbo shrimp, thawed if frozen
1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/4 ts Salt
1 ts Corn oil
1/4 c Water
1 Piece ginger root, peeled, grated (
1") 1 Garlic clove, crushed
1 ts Chili sauce
1 Egg white
Vegetable oil 1 Green onion daisy
Red bell pepper strips Shell shrimp, leaving tail shells on. Make a small incision along spines. Remove black spinal cord from shrimp. In a bowl, combine flour, salt, corn oil and water.
Stir in ginger, garlic and chili sauce and beat well. Stiffly whisk egg white, then gently fold into batter until evenly combined. Half fill a deep-fat fryer or saucepan with oil; heat to 375'F. (190'C. ) or until a 1/2" cube of day-old bread browns in 40 seconds. Hold each shrimp by its tail and dip into batter, then lower into hot oil. Fry 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Garnish with green onion daisy and bell pepper strips and serve hot.