Combine the egg, milk, 1 teaspoon of the Essence, and the corn and corn milk in a bowl and whisk for about 1 minute. Add the baking soda, baking powder, cornmeal, flour, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to make a thick batter.
Season the shrimps with the remaining 1 teaspoon Essence. oll each shrimp in the batter and coat evenly. Heat the shortening to 360?F. Fry about 3 shrimps at a time, until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Yield: 6 first-course servings