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Cajun Popcorn Shrimp

Irresistible, bite-sized Cajun-spiced shrimp with a crispy, golden oat breading will be the hit of your next gathering.

Course Appetizers
Oat Type Oat Flour, Quick Oats
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 10 oz shrimp frozen raw peeled, thawed and drained, bag 70/90 (300 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning (15 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (2.5 ml)
  • 2 tsp canola oil (10 ml)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (125 ml)
  • 1 cup quick oats (250 ml)
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • canola oil for frying


  1. Combine shrimp, oil, salt and Cajun seasoning in a bowl, stirring well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  2. Preheat oil in deep fryer or deep, heavy-bottomed pot, to 350°F (175°C)

  3. Pulse oats in food processor to coarsely chop.
  4. Set up your breading station: place flour, oats and beaten egg in three shallow bowls.
  5. Remove shrimp from bag and dredge with flour. Shake off excess.
  6. Transfer shrimp to egg, turning to coat, then roll in quick oats.
  7. Fry shrimp in batches for 3-4 minutes, or until until breading is golden and shrimp is cooked through.
  8. Remove from oil, drain on paper towel. Serve with wedges of lemon and tartar or remoulade sauce.

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