Before starting the recipe, you want to make sure the shrimp is completely thawed. Frozen shrimp will not work for this recipe.
peel and devein shrimp-
Holding the tail (end of shrimp), peel the legs and shells.
Then, devein the shrimp with a sharp knife by making a slit down the middle of the back where the black intestine is. Remove the vein and either wipe the shrimp with a paper towel or rinse with cold water then pat dry.
How to coat shrimp?
To achieve the crispiest shrimp, you want to be sure to start with dry shrimp. Start by adding the flour into the first bowl, the whisked eggs into a second bowl and the remaining ingredients into the third bowl.
Completely coat the shrimp in the flour mixture.
Then dredge in the egg mixture, allowing all excess mixture to drip off.
Finally, coat the shrimp in the seasoned bread crumb mixture.
How to fry shrimp?
The shrimp doesn’t take a long time to cook, so be sure to have your side ready before you start to fry the shrimp.
Add about 1/2” of oil to a Dutch oven or any pan with a thick bottom. If you want to deep fry the shrimp, you’ll need to add about 3” of oil.
Heat oil over medium heat, once hot, add the shrimp to the pan and cook about 2 minutes per side until the shrimp is crispy and crunchy. Don’t overcrowd the pan, cook in a few batches, and don’t overcook the shrimp.
Transfer the deep-fried shrimp to a plate lined with a few pieces of paper towel.
Enjoy the deep-fried shrimp for your next dinner, you won’t regret it. If you have picky eaters as we do, they enjoy the shrimp as well.
Look no further for the easiest fried shrimp recipe. With just a few easy steps and minimal ingredients, you can enjoy the restaurant favorite right at home! Serve up your crispy, golden shrimp with a side of cocktail sauce!
Prep Time: 5 minutesminutes
Cook Time: 10 minutesminutes
Total Time: 15 minutesminutes
1lbjumbo raw shrimp (or large)
oil for frying (light olive oil, canola or vegetable)