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Shrimp Patties

Shrimp Patties
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4
With Lent upon us, there are certain food staples that I have inherited from my grandfather and the main and most amazing cook of the family, my Auntie Rosie. Around this time of year, every Friday when I get to my aunt’s house, I know there will be fish tacos, chile rellenos, and shrimp patties. Yes, shrimp patties! I must confess I first found them extremely strange because they are made with real shrimp and shrimp powder. But don't get me wrong, though, these interesting crispy little critters are super tasty! I like it when my tía makes 5 or 6 different dips to sink her delish patties. Keep an open mind and give these a try!

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 lb shrimp (deveined, tail off, and chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 cup shrimp powder
  • 1/4 cup mashed potatoes (leftovers)
  • 1/8 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  • 1
    In a large bowl, mix egg, shrimp, shrimp powder, mashed potatoes, onion, and black pepper.
  • 2
    Using both hands make little patties with shrimp mixture.
  • 3
    Pour vegetable oil in a large frying pan over a medium flame. Allow to get hot.
  • 4
    Place patties in oil, and fry on each side for about 6 minutes or until golden crisp.
  • 5
    Serve hot.

  • It's better if you use cold leftover mashed potatoes.

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  • With Lent upon us, there are certain food staples that I have inherited from my grandfather and the main and most amazing cook of the family, my Auntie Rosie. Around this time of year, every Friday when I get to my aunt’s house, I know there will be fish tacos, chile rellenos, and shrimp patties. Yes, shrimp patties! I must confess I first found them extremely strange because they are made with real shrimp and shrimp powder. But don't get me wrong, though, these interesting crispy little critters are super tasty! I like it when my tía makes 5 or 6 different dips to sink her delish patties. Keep an open mind and give these a try!
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