When I put the picture of my fried shrimp on Facebook, friend started asking how I do it and said it looks better than theirs. When I lived in Louisiana, my dad always loved my fried shrimp. Mom had asked him what made mine so good and he said I fried them without batter but . . there is a batter. Maybe it just isn’t an overpowering batter. This is how I’ve always done them.
The only thing I can think of that makes a difference is that I use baking powder in the batter. I don’t measure anything so this is my best guess as to the amount of ingredients. Also, some people add a bit of cornmeal and garlic powder to their fried shrimp. I use neither in mine.