Easy Fried Shrimp Recipe

Easy Fried Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Easy Fried Shrimp

Here’s an easy appetizer that will surely be a hit! This fried shrimp is breaded with simple seasonings then deep-fried to a crispy, golden snack.

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



  • 2lbsjumbo shrimp,devein and peel, but leave tails on
  • ½cupall purpose flour
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tsppepper
  • ¼tspgarlic powder
  • 3eggs,beaten
  • cupsPanko breadcrumbs
  • oil,for frying
  • lemon wedges,for garnish, optional
  • parsley,for garnish, optional
  • cocktail sauce,for serving


  1. Place the flour in a medium-size bowl along with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir to combine.

  2. Place the eggs in a second bowl, then the breadcrumbs in a third bowl.

  3. Dip each shrimp first into the flour, then into the egg, then roll them in the breadcrumbs to coat evenly.

  4. Place each breaded shrimp on a sheet pan. Repeat the process until all the shrimp are breaded.

  5. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep large pot to 350 degrees F.

  6. Add 6 shrimps at a time, then cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

  7. Repeat the process with the remaining shrimp.

  8. Place the shrimp on a plate, then serve with cocktail sauce and garnish with lemon wedges and parsley. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 266.20kcal
  • Fat: 7.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.30g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.76g
  • Fiber: 1.18g
  • Sugar: 0.87g
  • Protein: 26.20g
  • Cholesterol: 270.49mg
  • Sodium: 912.98mg
  • Calcium: 134.57mg
  • Potassium: 237.66mg
  • Iron: 1.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 124.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.49mg
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