Butterfly Shrimp Recipe

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Karen Modified: December 7, 2021
Butterfly Shrimp Recipe


How to Make Butterfly Shrimp

Deep fried butterfly shrimp is a delicious appetizer that you can make in 20 minutes. This is a Filipino inspired recipe.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • 1 lb shrimp, medium, head removed, shelled, and deveined
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika, optional
  • 3 cup cooking oil


  1. Butterfly the shrimp by running a knife lengthwise more than halfway through the back or front of the shrimp. Gently open the cut to form a butterfly-like figure. Make sure that the tail of the shrimp is still on.
  2. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep cooking pot.
  4. Dredge the shrimp in flour and then dip in the egg mixture.
  5. Put the shrimp back on the flour mixture and shake a bit for the flour to coat.
  6. Dip the flour coated shrimp back to the egg mixture and then place in the container where the Panko breadcrumbs are. Shake to coat.
  7. Deep fry for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the color of the outer part turns golden brown.
  8. Arrange in a plate lined with paper towel.
  9. Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
  10. Share and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 45mg
  • Calories: 1663kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg
  • Fat: 171g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 107g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 48g
  • Potassium: 94mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 723mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 139IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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