The 21st December is French Fried Shrimp Day.
“French fried shrimp” is another term for battered shrimp or tempura shrimp. (Shrimp, for Brits or Australians in the crowd, are prawns.)
Who doesn’t love battered shrimp?
Shrimp are naturally low in calories. The deep frying might not help any, but they do taste amazing this way!
You could make French fried shrimp at home from scratch, buy frozen and heat them up, or go out to a restaurant to have some.
If you make them at home, to make them healthier, you could use an air fryer.
The first print media mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a French Fried Shrimp Day on the 21st of December dates from 2000 in Utah:
“Dec. 21 will keep you busy celebrating four holidays at once: “Look at the Bright Side Day”, “National Flashlight Day”, “National French Fried Shrimp Day”, and “Hamburger Day.”” — Nailen, Dan. Culture Vulture. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Salt Lake Tribune. Friday, 1 December 2000. Page B1, col. 1.
Anderson, Erin. Traditional holiday fare tops this week’s food celebrations. Lincoln, Nebraska: Lincoln Journal Star. 20 December 2016. Accessed November 2020 at https://journalstar.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/traditional-holiday-fare-tops-this-week-s-food-celebrations/article_44caef0d-7518-5a15-97dc-5129cc3a59d1.html
National French Fried Shrimp Day takes over. WVLT TV. 22 December 2016. Accessed November 2020 at https://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/ICYMI-National-French-Friend-Shrimp-Day-takes-over-the-400pm-407937955.html