Hooters Copycat Recipe
1⁄2 cup louisiana hot sauce or 1⁄2 cup Frank's red hot sauce
4 ounces unsalted butter
1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
oil, for deep frying
24 fresh large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 eggs, beaten
8 fluid ounces milk
2 cups flour
To Make The Sauce: Combine in a small saucepan over medium heat until butter is mixed through.
Cover and keep warm over low heat.
To Make The Shrimp: Combine the egg and milk in a small bowl. Place flour in a large ziplock bag. Coat six of the shrimp with egg mixture, then toss them in the bag of flour and shake well to coat. Leave them in there, and repeat the process, six shrimp at a time. Make sure they are all well coated with flour.
Refrigerate for about 5 minutes while your deep fryer heats up to 375 degrees. Deep fry for about 8 to 10 minutes until shrimp tails are dark brown. Remove, drain, and toss gently with your prepared Buffalo sauce; you can do this by shaking gently in a large plastic container with a lid.
Hooters also serves the buffalo shrimp in a wrap stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes, and ranch or bleu cheese dressing.
Notes: This recipe also works with chicken strips.