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Crunchy Fried Shrimp Recipe

Crunchy Fried Shrimp

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"The panko bread crumbs give these fried shrimp just the right amount of crunch."

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  1. Beat eggs in a medium bowl until frothy. Mix flour, salt and pepper in another medium bowl. Dredge shrimp in flour, shake off excess. Dip shrimp into eggs, then press shrimp into Panko; turn shrimp over and press into Panko again to coat both sides.
  2. Pour enough oil into heavy large pot to reach depth of 2 inches; heat to 350 degrees F. Working in batches, add shrimp to hot oil; deep-fry until cooked through, about 1 minute. Using tongs transfer shrimp to paper towels to drain. Arrange shrimp on platter. If desired, serve with Kikkoman Tonkatsu Sauce for dipping.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 28, 2011

This is The Perfect recipe for crunchy fried shrimp! Next time I'll remember to keep the tails on. lol. My family could not get enough of it!! Perfect crunch factor..rated five star!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2011

Ok, I gave this recipe a 3/5 ONLY because I had to yield the recipe down to 2 servings which kind've confused me with the ingredient adjustments PLUS I only had Gia Russa bread crumbs instead of the recommended Kikkoman Panko. I also didn't have the freshest of cooking oils for deep frying usage and so on. The end result was tasty but seemed alil more on the 'eggy-heavier' side instead of on the 'light-crunchy' side that I was aiming for. A recipe I am willing to try again with the proper preparation needed but one I would prefer not to go through the hassle of doing if repeated with what I was working with.

Jun 14, 2011

The 1st time I made this, I followed the recipe exactly as written and I thought the batter was to "bready" and it was lacking in flavor sooo the 2nd time around I did 2 eggs and added some tonies... came out great!! love the panko bread crumbs in tis as well!

Mar 09, 2012

YUMMY! I butterflied my shrimp b/c that's the way we always do it when we fry them, but did everything else the same otherwise. These turned out great. Will def make these again! Thanks for sharing. :)

Mar 04, 2012

We really like fried shrimp & this recipe is the best I've come across. I used about 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning in 1/2 c. flour and about the same amount in 1 c. panko crumbs. Used only 2 beaten eggs. Just the right amt of ingred for a 14oz pkg frozen jumbo shrimp. Deep fried in batches of 6 for about 3 min @ 350 degrees. Dipped in Cross & Blackwell seafood sauce......yummmmm. The 2 of us ate everyone of them!! Good recipe.

May 05, 2012

This was amazing! My whole family agreed that these shrip were better than restaurant fried shrimp. I suggest frying them in a dutch oven.

Dec 16, 2013

This is "merely" a simple, basic method for breading and deep-frying shrimp. But that doesn't diminish the fact that it is flawless in its instructions, resulting in perfect, delicious and beautiful deep fried shrimp you'll really be proud to serve and in seventh heaven to eat.

Feb 24, 2012

Excellent recipe! I used two eggs, and instead of salt & pepper, used a bit of Old Bay. It's a rarity when all the kids like the same thing, but this one worked for everyone! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 875 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 296 mg
  • 99%
  • Fat
  • 70.1 g
  • 108%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 27 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 823 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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