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Cap'n Crunch® Shrimp Bites

Prep Time:

15 min

Cook Time:

20 min

Total Time:

35 min



Sweet and crunchy, these tasty battered shrimp make a crowd-pleasing appetizer or family-friendly main that will earn rave reviews.  


  • Shrimp Bites:
  • Dipping Sauce:

How to make it

  • 1

    Shrimp Bites: In food processor, pulse Cap’n Crunch® Original until finely ground. Transfer to shallow dish.

  • 2

    In medium bowl, whisk together masa harina and baking powder. Whisk in beer and egg until smooth.

  • 3

    Transfer cornmeal to another medium bowl.

  • 4

    One at a time, dredge shrimp in cornmeal, dip in egg mixture and roll in crushed Cap’n Crunch® until evenly coated. Arrange on parchment paper–lined baking tray. Freeze for 10 to 15 minutes (this will ensure coating is set).

  • 5

    Pour enough oil into medium saucepan or high-sided skillet to reach 2 inches up sides. Heat over medium heat until shimmering or instant-read thermometer registers 350°F.

  • 6

    Working in batches, fry shrimp, flipping once, for 4 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate to drain.

  • 7

    Dipping Sauce: Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together marmalade, honey, Dijon and hot sauce.

  • 8

    Serve shrimp with sauce for dipping.

Tips & Tricks

  • For shrimp sandwiches, serve shrimp bites in hoagie buns with dipping sauce, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle slices.

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