Crispy Fried Shrimps

Crispy Fried Shrimps are an irresistibly delicious snack that’s perfect for any gathering or a cozy night in. They offer the perfect combination of a crunchy exterior and a tender, flavorful interior. I recently made these for a family get-together, and they were an absolute hit! The blend of spices in the coating added a delightful depth of flavor, while the shrimp remained juicy and tender. This dish is a great way to impress guests or treat yourself to something special. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to make!


  • 1 pound large shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. In another bowl, beat the eggs.
  3. Dip each shrimp into the flour mixture, then into the beaten eggs, and finally into the breadcrumbs, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or pan to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Carefully place the coated shrimps into the hot oil and fry until they are golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Remove the fried shrimps and drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Kcal: 250 kcal per serving |

Additional Tips

  • Ensure the oil is at the right temperature before adding the shrimp to achieve the perfect crispiness.
  • For an extra crunchy coating, you can double-dip the shrimps in the egg and breadcrumbs.
  • Serve with lemon wedges, tartar sauce, or a spicy mayo for an extra flavor kick.


  1. Can I bake these shrimps instead of frying? Yes, you can bake them at 400°F (200°C) for about 10-12 minutes, but they might not be as crispy as fried.
  2. Can I use frozen shrimps for this recipe? Yes, just make sure to thaw them completely and pat dry before coating.
  3. How can I make the coating gluten-free? Use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs for a gluten-free version.
  4. Can I prepare these shrimps ahead of time? It’s best to fry them just before serving to maintain their crispiness.
  5. What sides go well with Crispy Fried Shrimps? They pair well with coleslaw, french fries, or a fresh salad.