MAMA BLUE’S SHRIMP PATTIES
3 C. water
1 lb. unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp
3 T. butter or margarine
1/3 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 C. milk
2 green onions, chopped
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Beau Monde seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. hot sauce
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 C. Italian-seasoned bread crumbs, divided
1/4 C. vegetable oil
Bring water to a boil; add shrimp, and cook 3 to 5 minutes or
until shrimp turn pink. Drain well; rinse with cold water. Chill.
Peel, devein, and chop shrimp.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over a low heat; add flour,
stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually
add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture
is thickened and bubbly. Stir in green onions and next 6 ingredients.
Combine shrimp, egg, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, and sauce mixture.
Shape into 4 patties; dredge in remaining crumbs. Pour oil to
depth of 1/2 inch into a skillet. Fry in hot oil until golden, turning