Grand Central Oyster Bar Beer Battered Shrimp

This makes a wonderful batter. We have tried the beer batter with Onion Rings and Mushrooms. It quickly has become a favorite batter of ours.

beer battered fried shrimp on a plate

fried shrimp on a plate

Grand Central Oyster Bar Beer Battered Shrimp

All of us can’t get to the Grand Central Oyster Bar, but you can make their Beer Battered Shrimp at home. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: Shrimp Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 661kcal


  • 2 eggs separated
  • 3/4 cup beer flat
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 pounds Shrimp shells remove, and peeled
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour for dredging shrimp
  • corn oil fry frying


  • Peel and devein shrimp, be sure to leave their tails on. Separate eggs and set whites aside for later use. Whisk egg yolks, beer, 1 tablespoon corn oil, and soy sauce in a bowl. Blend well until smooth. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. Hold shrimp by their tails and dip into flour and then into the egg batter, coating well. Heat oil for frying make sure it is 375 degrees, you can use a heavy deep skillet, or a Dutch oven. Fry shrimp a few at a time, until golden brown, about 3 or 4 minutes. DO NOT OVERCOOK !! Drain on paper towels. Serve hot and with your favorite tarter sauce or cocktail sauce.


Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 653mg | Sodium: 2047mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 351mg | Iron: 8.2mg

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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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