1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined and butterflied
1 quart water
1 1/2 cups cornstarch
2 cups fresh bread crumbs
5 cups oil for deep frying
Preheat deep fryer or skillet with oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, pour in water and mix in cornstarch and eggs.
Dip the shrimp into the mixture allowing them to be completely coated. Then roll the shrimp in the breadcrumbs. Coat the shrimp well with the breadcrumbs. Mix up the cornstarch batter again. Dip the breadcrumbs coated shrimp back into the cornstarch batter. Roll the shrimp in the breadcrumbs for a second time. Repeat for each shrimp.
Drop shrimp, one at a time, into the hot oil and cook shrimp until they are golden brown.