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cirspy shrimp in a white serving bowl with a dipping sauce on the side
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3.73 from 18 votes

Crispy Breaded Shrimp

These golden Crispy Breaded Shrimp are perfectly seasoned and have a delicious crunch. They are great as an appetizer or as a filling for tacos or hoagie sandwiches. Seriously addictive!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 329kcal


  • 1 pound small shrimp (71/90), peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • canola oil


  • Rinse shrimp under cold running water and pat dry.
  • On a shallow plate, combine flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Stir until evenly dispersed.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, and hot sauce. Whisk until well blended and frothy.
  • In a deep, wide skillet over medium heat, heat about 3 inches deep of oil.
  • Working in batches, lightly dredge shrimps in flour mixture, shaking off excess. 
  • Dip in the egg mixture and then dredge again in flour mixture, patting down flour onto shrimp.
  • Gently add into hot oil one by one (to prevent clumping) and deep-fry, turning as needed, for about 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  •  With a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Season with chili powder and drizzle with lime juice, if desired. Serve immediately.


Pat the shrimps dry so the breading will adhere well.


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 368mg | Sodium: 1525mg | Potassium: 156mg | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 3.9mg