Classic Fried Shrimp Recipe

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Floyd King Modified: March 23, 2022
Classic Fried Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Classic Fried Shrimp

This classic fried shrimp recipe uses Panko breadcrumbs for a lighter fried shrimp dish served with tartar sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbshrimp,deveined and peeled to the tail
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupflour
  • 2eggs,beaten
  • cupspanko breadcrumbs
  • canola oil,for frying


  1. In a small bowl, add the salt and flour and stir to mix.

  2. Set up a small line of bowls, the first being the flour mixture, the second is the eggs, and finally a bowl of the panko breadcrumbs.

  3. Dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture then in the egg and finally in the panko bowl until well coated.

  4. In a sauté pan or small saucepan, heat enough oil to have 2 inches of oil on medium-high heat and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until they are browned and crispy.

  5. Serve with tartar sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Calories: 267.77kcal
  • Fat: 6.43g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.17g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.86g
  • Fiber: 1.14g
  • Sugar: 0.84g
  • Protein: 21.89g
  • Cholesterol: 222.86mg
  • Sodium: 704.85mg
  • Calcium: 118.62mg
  • Potassium: 174.53mg
  • Iron: 1.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 95.63µg
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