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Trust Your Instincts And Make These Heavenly Deep-Fried Shrimp Potato Balls

Fry ‘em up!

1. Fire up the fryer and make these perfect little appetizers…

2. Deep-Fried Shrimp Potato Balls

3. INGREDIENTS

For the shrimp:
15 raw shrimp
Salt, for seasoning
Pepper, for seasoning

For the mashed potato:
3 russet potatoes
1 Tbsp. butter
1 egg yolk
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
Flour (if the texture is too wet)

Other ingredients:
Flour
Egg wash
Panko
Oil, for frying

4. PREPARATION

Peel off the shrimp skin (leave the tail on) and salt and pepper the shrimp for seasoning. Cook the potatoes, mash them into small crumbs, and add in butter and egg yolk. (If the texture is too wet, go ahead and add in some flour.) Mix until smooth and then add in salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder for seasoning, mix well. Take about 1/3 cup mashed potato, form into a ball shape, poke a hole on the top, then put a shrimp inside, cover the shrimp well, and tighten the ball. Dip the ball into flour, egg wash, and panko, and make sure the ball is fully covered well with all three ingredients. If needed, refrigerate the balls before frying. Heat the oil between 350ºF to 375ºF, fry the shrimp ball until the outside is golden brown, let it cool down a bit, and then serve it right away with any kind of sauce. Enjoy!

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