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Italian Fried Shrimp Balls

ITALIAN FRIED SHRIMPS BALLS

Ingredientes:

  • 4 cups of fresh uncooked shrimp – minced
  • Carapelli Unfiltered Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for frying
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic – chopped
  • ½ cup of red onion – chopped
  • ½ cup grated zucchini
  • 4 cups fresh shrimp - minced
  • ½ cup of celery – about 2 stalks – chopped
  • ¼ cup of Romano cheese – grated
  • 4 - 5 fresh basil leaves – chopped
  • ¼ cup of fresh Italian parsley – stems removed and chopped
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of Italian bread crumbs – unseasoned
  • 1 cup of seasoned Italian bread crumbs

ELABORACIÓN:

STEP 1 Melt the butter with 2 tbs. of olive oil in a large cast iron frying pan.

STEP 2 Sauté the onion, garlic, celery, and zucchini until the tender.

STEP 3 Add the shrimp and sauté, for 1 to 2 minutes.

STEP 4 Place the mixture into a mixing bowl; add the parsley and basil, seasonings, grated cheese, lemon zest and 2 eggs; mix well. Blend in the bread crumbs.

STEP 5 Shape into balls about 1 inch in diameter.

STEP 6 Beat the remaining 2 eggs in a small, shallow bowl and place the seasoned bread crumbs in another shallow bowl.

STEP 7 Heat a few tbs. of olive oil in a large cast iron frying pan.

STEP 8 Dip and coat each shrimp ball in the egg mixture, then roll in the bread crumbs.

STEP 9 Fry in the skillet over a medium heat until a beautiful golden color appears on all sides.

STEP 10 Place in a dish prepared with paper towels.

STEP 11 Serve with extra grated cheese and lemon wedges.

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