Gulf Coast Fried Shrimp

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Shrimp, Seafood

2 lb Unpeeled medium-size fresh - shrimp 4 lg Eggs, beaten 2/3 c Commercial spicy French - salad dressing 1 1/2 tb Lemon juice 3/4 ts Onion powder Vegetable oil 1 1/3 c Crushed saltine crackers 2/3 c Crushed corn flakes cereal 1/3 c White cornmeal Peel shrimp, leaving tails intact; devein if desired. Place shrimp in a large shallow dish. Combine eggs and next 3 ingredients; pour over shrimp, stirring gently. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375 degrees. Combine cracker crumbs, cereal and cornmeal. Remove shrimp from marinade, discarding marinade. Dredge shrimp in cracker mixture, and fry, a few at a time, until golden. Drain.