- 15 jumbo shrimp, peeled, uncooked, deveined
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- oil for cooking
In a bowl, combine the cornstarch and water to form a slurry. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the mixture and stir well. This will create a coating for the shrimp. Add the peeled, uncooked, and deveined jumbo shrimp to the cornstarch slurry. Toss the shrimp in the mixture until they are evenly coated.
In a separate bowl, prepare the sauce by combining the sugar, mayonnaise, and white wine vinegar. Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
Heat oil in a frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough oil to have a shallow depth for frying. Carefully place the coated shrimp into the hot oil, ensuring they are spaced out to allow even cooking. Fry the shrimp for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn golden brown and crispy. Once cooked, remove the shrimp from the pan and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels. This will help absorb any excess oil.
In a clean bowl, add the fried shrimp and pour the prepared sauce over them. Gently toss the shrimp in the sauce until they are well-coated. Serve the Walnut Shrimp immediately as a delicious appetizer or main course alongside steamed rice or vegetables. Serves 4.