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Breaded Fried Shrimp Recipe

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 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Valentina


  • 1 lb jumbo raw shrimp (or large)
  • oil for frying (light olive oil, canola or vegetable)
  • 1 lemon, optional

bowl 1-

bowl 2-

  • 2 large eggs, whisked

bowl 3-


  • Arrange your dredging station by setting up all three bowls.
  • Dip shrimp into each bowl, making sure to pat panko crumbs in.
  • Heat a ½ inch of oil in a Dutch oven. Proceed to fry the shrimp for 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown, and remove from heat.
  • Drizzle finished shrimp with lemon juice and serve with cocktail sauce!


  • Keep an eye on the oil temperature while frying. If it drops too low in heat it will result in a soggy shrimp. Oil should remain at 350°F-375°F. 
  • Cook shrimp in batches to not overcrowd the pan. This will result in the oil temperature dropping and not crisping up the shrimp. 
  • Refrigerate any leftovers and reheat in the oven for maximum crispiness.