Shrimp cakes with potatoes
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Shrimp Cakes

Shrimp cakes are perfect for entertaining, appetizer, or dinner meal. It is easy to make and it’s crowd-friendly, pair it with any of your favorite side dishes or eat as is. It doesn’t require too many ingredients. If you don’t like frying food you can bake it. Let’s get started!

Shrimp Cakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Servings: 12 Shrimp Cakes
  • 1 Pound Shrimps (peeled, deveined, and tail off)
  • 1/2 Cup Bell pepper (2 colors)
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion
  • 1 Green onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 3/4 Cup Breadcrumbs (your choice)
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon juice
  • Knorr bouillon powder/cube
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for fry
  1. Clean the shrimp, peel, deveined, and tail off.

  2. In a mini chopper or food processor, Pour the cleaned shrimps and pulse until the shrimps are finely chopped. If you like to have some chunks/bites you can leave some of the shrimps.

  3. Pour into a bowl.

  4. Clean the peppers and onion, and green onions and pulse a few times in the food processor to give a rough chopping.

    Shrimp cakes with pepper
  5. Place the chopped veggies in the same bowl as the shrimps. Add the remaining ingredients except for the oil.

    Shrimp cakes ingredients
  6. Season the mixture and mix thoroughly. Cover with a plastic wrap and place in a refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

    Shrimp cakes mixture
  7. Before the time you want to fry remove the shrimps' mixture and leave to return to a room temperature. 

  8. Place a skillet or frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add a little bit of oil to cover the bottom of the saucepan and let it get hot, not smoky hot.

  9. Scoop small (or the size you want) shrimp mixture and fry on both sides. Don't leave the shrimps cake unattended (the first set I fried burnt because I was attending to something else) they burn easily. Cook for a few minutes until it's fully cooked.

    Shrimp cakes frying
  10. Line a plate with a paper towel, remove the shrimps and drain on the lined plate.

  11. Serve with your favorite sauce.

    Shrimp cakes served
  12. Enjoy!

    Shrimp cakes with potatoes

You might want to try Bang Bang Shrimps

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