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Popcorn Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Popcorn Shrimp

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"Popcorn shrimp make a nice appetizer or side dish for both adults and children. Best served with cocktail sauce."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place flour in a bowl. Whisk egg and milk in another bowl. Combine bread crumbs, salt, basil, parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder in a third bowl.
  3. Gently press shrimp into flour to coat and shake off excess. Dip into egg mixture and press into bread crumbs. Gently toss between your hands so any bread crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Place the breaded shrimp onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.
  4. Deep fry breaded shrimp in preheated oil until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a paper towel-lined platter to drain.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Reviews More Reviews

Oct 01, 2012

These were awesome!!! They had just the right amount of seasoning, so it wasn't too salty (which is what I was afraid of). My husband said we are never ordering popcorn shrimp from a restaurant again lol.

 
Aug 04, 2012

Made this tonight for friends and family and I asked them to rate it. A solid 5 stars from everyone. No changes. I prepared the recipe exactly as written. Thanks so much for posting. Will definitely make this again.

 
Aug 28, 2012

Really quick and easy!! and tastes great.

 
Aug 21, 2014

Excellent! A little time consuming but worth it. I didn't use the 4 cups of oil it called for. I only used 2 and it turned out great. Watch closely for it can burn easily. My 3 year old even liked it!

 
Sep 26, 2012

I made this for my family, and they were just speechless. A few times the breading part fell off, but it was still the BEST shrimp recipe EVER!

 
Jan 15, 2014

Love it, just added garlic salt instead of regular salt & a pinch of lemon pepper

 
Jan 01, 2013

Made this recipe for a Christmas party and everyone loved it!!!! I followed the recipe exactly as it says above and it was a huge hit! If possible - buy the shrimp already peeled to speed up the process!

 
Nov 01, 2013

These were really good! I accidently tweaked the recipe by forgetting to add the milk to the egg mixture which didn't hurt a bit. I did have really big shrimp so I cut them into pieces made for the perfect bite. Definitely a keeper recipe here!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 562 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.4 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 31.3 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 19.5 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 1116 mg
  • 45%

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

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