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 mention of a “French Fried Shrimp Day” universally occurring on the 21st December that CooksInfo is aware of is in a list of “silly food holidays” compiled in 2004 by Emily Nunn of the Chicago Tribune. “December…. Gazpacho Day (6), Cotton Candy Day (7), Pastry Day (9), Noodle Ring Day (11), BouillabaisseDay (14), Lemon Cupcake Day (15), Chocolate Covered Anything Day (16), Maple Syrup Day (17), Suckling Pig Day (18), Oatmeal Muffin Day, (19), French Fried Shrimp Day (21)…” Nunn, Emily. Surrender to never-ending glut of silly food holidays. Chicago Tribune. Reprinted in: Kerrville Daily Times. Kerrville, Texas. 22 Sep 2004. Page 3C. 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
|↑1||Nunn, Emily. Surrender to never-ending glut of silly food holidays. Chicago Tribune. Reprinted in: Kerrville Daily Times. Kerrville, Texas. 22 Sep 2004. Page 3C. Col 1.|