Breaded Shrimp Recipe

Breaded Shrimp
One of my favorite things to order at a restaurant is a basket of breaded shrimp. I love seafood and when prepared correctly it has great flavor. Unfortunately, most frozen breaded shrimp from the store tends to be very disappointing. That’s where this recipe comes into play; here I have for you a simple and easy way to make perfectly crispy breaded shrimp at home. If you want you can butterfly the shrimp. I would recommend using larger shrimp as they are easier to work with but I actually used medium shrimp for this article. The method is very simple – the shrimp are first dipped in a light batter, and then rolled in a bread crumb mixture, repeated one time and then deep fried. That’s it; it’s as easy as that. For the bread crumb mixture, I added seasonings such as garlic and onion powder. Many other seasonings would go great with this as well so feel free to add anything you like. Serve your favor shrimp dipping sauce and fries. Enjoy.

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Breaded Shrimp Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 1lb large shrimp (peel and deveined,  and butterflied if you choose)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 ½ cups of corn starch
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • Oil (for deep frying)


  1. In a large bowl mix water, cornstarch and eggs. On a plate or using a shaker bag mix breadcrumbs, onion, and garlic powder.
  2. Dip the shrimp into the cornstarch mixture until completely coated and then roll them in the bread crumb mixture. Stir the cornstarch batter, and then dip the shrimp back into the mixture and roll in breadcrumbs once more.
  3. Deep fry shrimp in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

24 thoughts on “Breaded Shrimp Recipe”

  1. Hi again, this one looks pretty good, the only thing that worries me is that the shrimp end up tasting like ashes.
    Do you know a way to make desserts without an oven? [something like cookies or so]…

    [If you want to, you can check out my web and see my first recipe, hope you enjoy it too]

  2. These were so delicious! I just made these for dinner. They are so much better than the ones you get from restaurants. Everyone complimented me on how tasty they were. Thanks for the recipe, it’s a keeper.

  3. Bobby- I check in here so often and contiune to be blown away by your great photos and recipes. Everything you make is my kind of food. Thanks for some great recipes!

  4. Paula – Thanks, just be sure not to overcook them!

    Flippy – Sounds good to me!

    Vani – Thanks for the compliments on my photos!

    Happy Cook – thanks, I hope you enjoy the recipe.

    rachel – indeed 🙂

    Ivy – I know, thats one downside to anything with shrimp, it costs money. Luckily they had a pretty good sale on them here at walmart. I had to grab a few bags.

    Caroline – I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

    Elizabeth – Great, I hope you enjoyed them.

    robinsue – No problem, many more great ones to come. Thanks!

  5. This makes me miss home in the good ole state of Maine. I once had a job at a beach side seafood restaurant. I used to bread and batter all of the deep fried seafood. It was all fresh seafood off the pier. Oh man, I miss that sweet shrimp. Your recipe looks amazing!

  6. All I can say is yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! I substituted (dried)chopped onions for onion powder because I was out of powder.Thank you for sharing that wonderful recipe. Wow!!!!!!! Best breaded shrimp I’ve ever had. Again thank you.

  7. Very Good!!!! Why do you need all the water and cornstarch mixture for just 1 lb. of shrimp? Next time, I will cut that amount in half. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This recipe sounds delicious I’m going to try it tomarrow. Good idea double dipping the shrimp.

  9. Love. love, love this recipe. My husband said we won’t be BUYING any more breaded shrimp!!
    It was wonderful!!

  10. Not too impressed, though I think it was my fault. I used Matzoh meal in place of breadcrumbs and the resulting shell was way too hard. Also, only half of the water-cornstarch recipe is necessary, and the crumbs needed some salt (then again, perhaps that’s due to the Matzoh meal).

    They were lovely, though…

  11. Followed recipe to the T. Shrimp did not stay breaded through deep frying. (made my own bread crumbs) thinking that may have been the problem. Flavor was awesome. Overall it was good, more grilled looking than fried. Without this recipe, I wouldn’t have gotten the flavoring I did. I’ll try it different next time. I also added a little cajun seasoning. Tasted great!! Thanks.

  12. This recipe does not work. Bread crumbs do not stic proprely. You need corn flour at one time to ensure the crumbs always stick to shrimps. I cannot remeber at what stage

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