OH MY GAWD! If you want some Slap Yo Mama Good Shrimp!! This is it! Ok, I pinned this when I first got on pinterest, but I was nervous about frying. I never know is it hot enough? Is it cooked through? I NEVER KNOW. Plus, I don't have a frier. Here is the recipe - http://fakeginger.com/2011/10/02/bang-bang-shrimp/
And here is how I changed it ... I have a family of 5 so 1 lb of shrimp wasn't going to be enough. I used 1 1/2 lbs and then doubled everything. EXCEPT I really think the sauce is too much. I like a THIN (super thin) coat on the shrimp. I could have kept the sauce recipe the same and even probably halved it. ALSO, I did NOT like the sauce alone. I thought "OH GAWD this isn't going to turn out well" It needs to be WITH the shrimp.
The breading, I do not have garlic powder or onion powder. I used minced garlic and Onion Onion from Tastefully Simple. I also didn't add salt. I never add salt when it's called for. There's too much put in everyday food as it is no need to add anymore.
Frying them, I used my dutch oven to fry them. I DID cool them for the 20 minutes before I fried them and I could see why. It chilled the breading on there so it didn't fall off in the frier. Since I do not have a frier I did about 8 shrimp at a time and I stirred them slowly so they didn't stick to the bottom.
These are good enough to eat without the sauce. The Madd Hatter didn't want sauce. These were REALLY good. I served them with brown rice.
Side note - As I am writing this my husband is playing fetch with my son. He's cleaning the kitchen and I see a ball pop out and my son chasing it and then running back. And then a ball popping out with my son close behind. I guess that's one way to get him tired. LOL