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Gulf Coast Fried Shrimp

2 lb Unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp
4 lg Eggs, beaten
2/3 c Commercial spicy French salad dressing
1 1/2 tb Lemon juice
3/4 ts Onion powder
Vegetable oil
1 1/3 c Crushed saltine crackers
2/3 c Crushed corn flakes cereal
1/3 c White cornmeal


Peel shrimp, leaving tails intact; devein if desired. Place shrimp in a large shallow dish. Combine eggs and next 3 ingredients; pour over shrimp, stirring gently. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375 degrees. Combine cracker crumbs, cereal and cornmeal. Remove shrimp from marinade, discarding marinade. Dredge shrimp in cracker mixture, and fry, a few at a time, until golden. Drain.


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