1 pound shrimp – peeled, deveined and chopped
1 1/4 cups coarsely crushed buttery round crackers
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
10 dashes hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco)
celery salt to taste
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
1 quart oil for frying
1. In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, crackers, onion and jalapeno. Stir in the mayonnaise and mustard, and season with Tabasco and celery salt. Mix in Parmesan cheese. Form into 8 patties.
2. Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a deep heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is nice and hot, fry the patties for about 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown.