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Southern Shrimp Dogs

Learn to create Southern Shrimp Dogs, the perfect Alabama dish to go with the perfect Alabama craft beer.

Southern Shrimp Dogs


Servings: 6

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons jalapeño, minced

½ cup onion, minced

⅔ cup corn, chopped

1½ cups buttermilk

1 egg

24 shrimp

1 quart vegetable oil

Wooden skewers


Shrimp spices

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder


1. Preheat vegetable oil in a pot to 350˚F/175˚C.  

2. In a large bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, ½ teaspoon paprika, salt, and pepper. 

3. In a separate bowl, combine, buttermilk, egg, onion, corn, and jalapeño. Set aside until ready to fry. 

4. In a bowl, combine the shrimp spices, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon paprika, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder.

5. Toss shrimp in spices and skewer 4 shrimp per skewer. 

6. When all the skewers are ready to be dipped, the bowl of wet ingredients can be combined with the dry.

7. Pour mixture into a tall cup and dip shrimp skewer in it. *If shrimp is liquidy, pat dry with paper towel so shrimp doesn’t slide off skewer.  

8. Place coated skewer in fryer and fry for about 4 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Serve with an Alabama Back Forty beer and enjoy!