Reserve six whole shrimp for garnishing. Cut the rest of the shrimp into small pieces. Melt butter, remove from heat and stir in flour. Return to heat and gradually add milk, stirring constantly over moderate heat until thick. Combine with remaining ingredients. (if there is time, chill mixture for easier handling.) Shape into patties. Roll patties in fine dry bread crumbs. Fry in about 1/2 inch of hot fat in a skillet until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn and brown other side. Serve in toasted hamburger buns with any desired relish or sauce.
Makes 6 servings.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana