Gluten Free Fried Shrimp

We had a bag of lucious shrimp in the freezer. I bought it because I wanted to have some black bean and shrimp nachos, but FabGrandpa thought otherwise. He asked if I could make a stir fry with some vegetables instead. A little quick thinking resulted in this:

I decided to fry some of them, too. Fried shrimp is one of those things I used to love to order when we went out to eat, and now is off limits. The whole world uses wheat flour to bread all things fried in restaurants. So, last night I made myself a little treat.

To make the stir fry, I used what I had on hand: a red bell pepper, an onion, some garlic, 1 cup of frozen green beans, and two carrots. I steamed the carrots and green beans in the microwave for a few minutes first, then just sauteed everything in some olive oil until it was done. The only seasoning I used was salt and pepper. Served over rice, it was quite delicious!

For the fried shrimp, I dredged them in corn flour (NOT the same as corn MEAL) and deep fried in some olive oil. A little salt, and yummmmm!

p.s. corn flour is smoother than corn meal. I never knew corn flour existed before I started eating gluten free. I don’t like it in breads, but it is a good alternative for breading things.

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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. Sandy Powers says:

    Karen, Where is the best place to buy corn flour? Kroger carries some gluten free you think they would have it? Our problem switching over to gluten free seems to be what to bread things with. Wonder if it would work on cubed steak?

    • Fab Grandma says:

      Sandy, I use Bob’s Red Mill Corn Flour. I get it anywhere that sells Bob’s Red Mill products.

    • Fab Grandma says:

      Oh, and I use Bob’s Red Mill Biscuit and Baking Mix for breading cubed steak and fried chicken. It makes a really good gravy to go with those things, too.

  2. Yum looks delicious. I have always used cornflour for coating things because it is finer and smoother than plain flour. I’m glad you can eat it.

  3. Oh my! that looks delicious. I will have to try that sometime.

  4. That looks so yummie………..has me craving shrimp!

  5. I enjoyed your post. I tried some chocolate chip bars that were made from a gluten free mix and they were very good. Doylene

  6. mmm my mouth is watering!

  7. Oh my yum! Stumble discovered and shared this post.

  8. Oh how I miss fried shrimp! Looks YUM!

  9. Yummy, that sounds delicious!

  10. My daughter and I love shrimp, thanks for sharing this. Looks delicious!

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