Deep Fried Shrimp Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: American


Learn how to make deep fried shrimp that’s light, crispy and guaranteed to disappear in minutes. It’s simple if you do it this way.


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  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (31 – 40 count)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 and 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • Oil, for frying
  • Dipping sauce, your favorite


  1.  Pat the shrimp dry and season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  2. Line up three shallow bowls, cake or pie pans are perfect. In the first place the flour, the second the eggs and the third, the panko breadcrumbs.
  3. Start by coating a shrimp in with the flour, then dip into the eggs and finish in the panko. Place on a sheet pan and repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  4. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or fryer to 350˚F.
  5. Working in batches, about 6 at a time, fry the shrimp. Shrimp cook very quickly, about 1 – 2 minutes, so keep an eye on them. As soon as they are golden brown, remove from the oil and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate or sheet pan. Repeat until all of the shrimp have been fried.
  6. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. 

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