Buffalo Shrimp Appetizers

Buffalo Shrimp Appetizers
Blue Cheese Dip:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cups sour cream – (regular, low-fat, or fat-free)
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp. onion salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter melted
1/4 cup Frank’s RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce
8 cups peanut oil or vegetable oil
1 cup flour
1 pound medium shrimp – peeled and deveined, leave tail attached

Prepare Blue Cheese Dip: Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese, lemon juice, onion salt, garlic powder, and pepper in small bowl, mix well. (Dip can be prepared a couple of days in advance.)

Prepare Buffalo Sauce: Combine melted butter and hot sauce in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Frying Shrimp: Pour oil into large sauce pan, iron skillet or electric deep fryer. Heat to 375⁰.

Dredge shrimp in flour and shake off excess. Fry shrimp, about 10 at a time, for about 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Remove shrimp from pan with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Toss hot shrimp in butter/hot sauce glaze, coating completely. Serve warm with the blue cheese dip and celery sticks.