Shrimp Cakes

4 oz. small peeled shrimp (canned or fresh) *shrimp can be chopped if desired
½ tsp. baking soda
1 small onion (finely chopped)
½ cup flour
¼ tsp. paprika
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ cup milk
1 tbsp. butter
1 egg (beaten)
Salt & pepper (to taste)
1 tsp. hot pepper sauce (see recipe list) – or hot sauce
2 tsp. butter or margarine
Oil for deep frying
*Serves 6

In a hot pan, fry shrimp with margarine for a few minutes (just until pink). Place shrimp in a bowl and add: baking soda, onions, flour, paprika, garlic powder, milk, butter, egg, salt & pepper, hot pepper sauce and make a thick batter. Heat oil, scoop out batter with a tablespoon and drop into hot oil and deep fry until light brown. Take out and drain on paper towels.