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Crispy Crunchy Fried Shrimp

Crispy Crunchy Fried Shrimp is easy to prepare, takes minutes to cook, and will satisfy the pallet of young and old. The leftover shrimp, if any, stay crispy and crunchy when reheated at a later date.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tail left intact
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • Peanut oil for frying


  • Whisk egg and milk together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a plastic bag. Add shrimp and shake to coat.
  • Holding the shrimp by the tail, dip in egg/milk mixture. Coat in Panko, pressing Panko to ensure that the shrimp is thoroughly coated. 
  • Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a Dutch oven fitted with a thermometer to 350° F. When oil has reached temperature, add about 6 shrimp, being sure to avoid overcrowding. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack set inside of a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining shrimp. 
  • Serve with Quick and Easy Traditional Tartar Sauce (See Notes)
  • Yield: 2 to 3 servings.


See how to make Quick and Easy Traditional Tartar Sauce in the above video.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 445mg | Sodium: 2129mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 288mg | Iron: 5.5mg