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Shrimp Fries

Shrimp Fries, also known as Seafood Poutine, are delicious and satisfying! Crispy fried seasoned French fries are topped with Old Bay seasoned shrimp, creamy Parmesan basil sauce, melted cheese curds, and diced green onions and served in individual dishes. 

I will just warn you right now, this is NOT diet food! This recipe makes a great appetizer, impressive lunch, or romantic dinner for two.

So, what is poutine? Poutine is a French-Canadian classic dish of French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. Life is complete! Learn more about poutine here.

a casserole dish filled with Loaded Shrimp and Fries.
Loaded Shrimp and Fries

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How to make Shrimp Fries

Dice the green onion and set aside.

Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan and simmer on medium low, about 15 minutes, until cream is reduced by half.

heavy cream simmering in a sauce pan.

Stir in the Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and keep warm while you prepare the shrimp and fries.

parmesan basil sauce in a sauce pan.

Heat the oil in a high sided pan on medium-high heat or a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 C).

Deep fry the French fries about 5 minutes until crisp. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Set aside.

seasoned french fries deep frying in a pan.

Rinse the shrimp and pat dry with paper towel.

Sprinkle the shrimp with Old Bay seasoning to taste. Click for Old Bay Seasoning.

raw shrimp sprinkled with old bay seasoning.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add the butter until melted.

Cook the shrimp, stirring often, until pink and opaque, about 5 minutes and drain.

Place the French fries in two 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes, divided evenly. Click for 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes.

crispy seasoned fries in two baking dishes.

Top the fries with the shrimp, divided evenly.

seasoned fries and shrimp in baking dishes.

Pour the cream sauce over the shrimp, divided evenly.

seasoned fries, shrimp, and parmesan basil sauce in baking dishes.

Sprinkle in the cheese curds and green onion if desired.

cheese curds on top of shrimp, fries, sauce and green onions.
Shrimp and Fries

Broil for 3 – 5 minutes until cheese curds are melted. Serve on trivets or pot holders to protect tables or counter tops.

loaded shrimp fries seafood poutine in two serving dishes.
Shrimp and French Fries

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Yield: Serves 2

Shrimp Fries

Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine

Shrimp Fries, also known as Seafood Poutine, are delicious and satisfying! Crispy fried seasoned French fries are topped with Old Bay seasoned shrimp, creamy Parmesan basil sauce, melted cheese curds, and diced green onions.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 green onion (for garnish - optional)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb shrimp (tails and shells removed, deveined)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Old Bay seasoning, to taste
  • 2 cups seasoned French fries
  • Oil for frying
  • 5 oz cheese curds

Instructions

How to make Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine:

  1. Dice the green onion and set aside.
  2. Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan and simmer on medium low, about 15 minutes, until cream is reduced by half.
  3. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and keep warm while you prepare the shrimp and fries.
  4. Heat the oil in a high sided pan on medium-high heat or a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  5. Deep fry the French fries about 5 minutes until crisp. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Set aside.
  6. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry with paper towel.
  7. Sprinkle the shrimp with Old Bay seasoning to taste. Click for Old Bay Seasoning.
  8. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add the butter until melted.
  9. Cook the shrimp, stirring often, until pink and opaque, about 5 minutes and drain.
  10. Place the French fries in two 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes, divided evenly. Click for 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes.
  11. Top the fries with the shrimp, divided evenly.
  12. Pour the cream sauce over the shrimp, divided evenly.
  13. Sprinkle in the cheese curds and green onion if desired.
  14. Broil for 3 – 5 minutes until cheese curds are melted. Serve on trivets or pot holders to protect tables or counter tops.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1616Saturated Fat: 59gCholesterol: 556mgSodium: 3083mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 11gProtein: 59g

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Shrimp French Fries

John Rhoe

Sunday 11th of December 2022

Another good one from the Canucks! Can’t wait to move back into my own place. NUM NUM

Mary Tognazzini

Tuesday 18th of May 2021

Seasoned fries? I have seen them in the market or do you season yourself?

Zona

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Hi Mary, I buy the ones from the market that are labeled seasoned. Thanks for your question :)

Maria

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Do you have any suggestions on how to turn this great recipe into a burrito?

Zona

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Hi Maria, I have not tried this but after step 9, you could try placing the fries inside burrito size tortillas. I feel like this amount of food would fit inside 3 or 4 of the tortillas. Then, Top the fries with the shrimp, divided evenly. Pour the cream sauce over the shrimp, divided evenly. Sprinkle in the cheese curds and green onion. Wrap up the tortillas like an envelope and place seam side down in a greased or sprayed baking dish. Bake about 15 minutes at 400 degrees F. to heat everything up and melt the cheese. If you like a crispy outer shell like a chimi, you can lightly oil the outsides of the tortillas before baking them. I hope that helps and good luck :)

Brian

Sunday 8th of November 2020

Thank you

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