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Buffalo shrimp and bacon fries

Oct 27, 2022
Buffalo shrimp and bacon fries

Buffalo shrimp and bacon fries


This fiery Buffalo Shrimp Recipe will bring the heat to your dinner and appetizer menus. Cool down with a side of buttermilk ranch or blue cheese dip and enjoy a restaurant favorite at home.


Do you ever feel like just snacking for your dinner? You know the days I’m talking about, those days you’re in the mood for finger foods instead of a full scale meal. Those are the kind of days I serve up Cajun seasoned wings, buffalo wings or dips like my chicken bacon ranch dip or three cheesesteak dip. It’s a fun way to bring variety to meal time and my boys go for it every single time. This buffalo shrimp is a family favorite, that’s packed with flavor and perfect for dipping, too.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo-shrimp-recipe, fried-shrimp, kickin-fried-shrimp
Servings: 12 servings Calories: 326kcal

Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 20 mins
Total Time : 30 mins


1 ½ cup all purpose flour
½ cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon Creole or seafood seasoning
1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne may adjust to taste
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon cumin
2 lb jumbo or large tail-on shrimp peeled and deveined
1 quart vegetable or peanut oil for frying


1 cup hot sauce i.e. Frank’s
4 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
few dashes Worcestershire sauce


In a large plastic storage bag, toss together flour, cornstarch, salt, Creole or seafood seasoning, garlic, lemon pepper, onion powder and cumin. Seal bag and shake until seasonings are evenly distributed.
Add shrimp. Seal bag and toss until coated. Set bag, into fridge open for 30 minutes. Repeat sealing and shaking after 15 minutes of chill time.
Heat oil to 350-360°F. Remove shrimp from fridge and seal bag and shake again to coat.
Fry in batches for 2-3 minutes until golden. Have nearby a pan lined with paper towels. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on pan. Season with additional seafood or Creole seasoning immediately.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt together hot sauce, butter, cayenne, garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Keep warm.
After all shrimp is cooked, toss in sauce. Serve immediately with bleu cheese or ranch dip and celery on the side.

Bacon Fries

Bacon fries are just something out of this world. If French fries weren’t already perfect by themselves, now make them even more awesome by wrapping bacon around them. Garnish with parsley flakes and eat while warm, with a sriracha ketchup sauce if you like.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 8
Yield: 8 servings


cooking spray
1 (28 ounce) package frozen steak fries
1 (16 ounce) package bacon slices, halved
¼ teaspoon seasoned salt


Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

Wrap half a bacon slice around each French fry and place seam side-down on the baking sheet about 1-inch apart.

Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is browned and crisp, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with seasoned salt. Transfer to serving plate.

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