A shrimp roll—or crispy, golden shrimp piled high on a buttered, griddled, and tartar sauce–slathered bun—is a classic way to enjoy some of our state’s favorite seafood. Serve with lemon wedges, pickles, and chips and call it a day.Reprinted from The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine. Copyright © 2017 by Erin French. Photographs copyright © 2017 by Nicole Franzen. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC. Slideshow: More Shrimp Recipes 


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  • Butter the cut sides of the rolls and grill, toast, or griddle buttered-side down until golden brown. Slather the inside of each roll with a tablespoon of tartar sauce and line with baby lettuces. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375°F or, alternatively, heat 2 inches of oil in a heavy-bottomed pan to the same temperature.

  • Combine the shrimp and the milk in large bowl. Whisk together the all-purpose and semolina flours in a separate bowl. Working in batches, drain the shrimp, dredge in the flour mixture until well coated, and then fry until golden brown, about 20 seconds.

  • Fill the prepared rolls with the hot shrimp and serve immediately.