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Fried Shrimp Recipe

This recipe for fried shrimp is both easy to prepare and delicious. This recipe uses panko bread crumbs and I highly recommend using them. Panko breadcrumbs will give the shrimp and light and crispy coating. The process is simple; the shrimp are first rolled in flour, then in egg, and then in breadcrumbs. After the shrimp are breaded they are placed into a deep fryer and cooked for a few minutes. This recipe calls for shrimp with the tail-on but you can use shrimp without the tails as well. This makes a great appetizer or can be served as a dinner. I like to serve these with cocktail sauce. Enjoy.

(Makes 4 Servings)

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Fried Shrimp Recipe

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1lb medium raw shrimp (peeled and deveined, tails left on)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Place the shrimp in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In a small bowl mix together flour and paprika. Place beaten eggs in another small bowl. Add panko breadcrumbs to a pie dish or on a plate.
  2.  Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees. Dip each shrimp first into the flour mixture, then into the egg, and finally into the panko breadcrumbs to coat.
    Deep fry shrimp in batches until golden brown (about 5 minutes). Drain on paper towels.
  • Author: Bobby
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Friday 12th of October 2012

I add some worchestershire sauce to the cocktail sause mix to give it a bit of a zing.


Wednesday 7th of March 2012

to make cocktail sauce mix prepared horseradish and ketchup to taste.


Friday 2nd of March 2012

This has comfort written all over it! That photo makes me want to jump right into your blog to eat those shrimp.


Thursday 1st of March 2012

Jasmine- Sorry, I do not have a recipe for cocktail sauce but you can always be on the lookout for one in the future. Also, sorry I should have specified, I did use raw shrimp and raw shrimp should be used.


Thursday 1st of March 2012

looks great! do you have a recipe for cocktail sauce? did you use raw shrimp?