National French Fried Shrimp Day

December 21

When is National French Fried Shrimp Day?

National French Fried Shrimp Day happens on Saturday December 21, 2024.

Celebrate National French Fried Shrimp Day!

On December 21st, food lovers everywhere will be celebrating National French Fried Shrimp Day! But what is French fried shrimp? It’s a delicious twist on an old favorite that features succulent shrimp coated in a crispy yet airy batter and deep-fried to perfection.  Let’s take a closer look at this delectable dish and explore some of the best ways to enjoy it.

The History of French Fried Shrimp

French fried shrimp has its roots in the Southern United States, where it has been enjoyed since the late 1800s. Although variations of this dish can be found all over the world, the American version typically consists of large shrimp that are peeled, deveined and then coated in either a batter or bread crumbs before being deep-fried until golden brown. The result is a crunchy outside and juicy inside with an amazing flavor combination that just can’t be beat.

Where to Find It

These days, you can find French fried shrimp just about anywhere – from restaurants to grocery stores. In fact, many stores even offer pre-made frozen versions that you can prepare at home. If you’re looking for something truly special though, nothing beats ordering your French fried shrimp from your local seafood restaurant or fish market. They tend to use only the freshest ingredients which will make your meal even more delicious!

How to Enjoy It

Once you’ve got your hands on some fresh (or frozen) French fried shrimp, there are lots of different ways that you can enjoy them. A classic way is simply served with tartar sauce or cocktail sauce as an appetizer or side dish – but don’t forget about adding some lemon wedges for extra zing! If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try making tacos out of them? Or even topping off a salad for an extra crunch? The possibilities are endless when it comes to enjoying this scrumptious seafood treat!
No matter how you choose to celebrate National French Fried Shrimp Day, one thing is certain – everyone loves this tasty dish! From its origins in the Southern United States all the way up to today’s modern culinary creations, there’s no denying that this delightful seafood treat deserves its day in the sun. So don’t forget to order some French fried shrimp on December 21st – your taste buds will definitely thank you!

When does National French Fried Shrimp Day happen next year?

National French Fried Shrimp Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Sunday December 21, 2025
  • Monday December 21, 2026
  • Tuesday December 21, 2027
  • Thursday December 21, 2028
  • Friday December 21, 2029


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