Crispy Fried Shrimp
Crispy Fried Shrimp are breaded and fried until golden and crunchy. Dip them in some cocktail sauce for a wonderful treat from the sea.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
- 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 teaspoons Cajun or creole seasoning
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup Panko crumbs
- 1/2 cup flour
- Vegetable oil
Sprinkle shrimp with cajun seasoning.
Place 3/4 cup flour in a shallow bowl. In a second shallow bowl, whisk eggs together with 1 tablespoon of water.
Combine bread crumbs, Panko crumbs, and flour on a paper plate or in a shallow dish.
Coat shrimp in flour, dip in egg, and then press into bread crumb mixture, throughly coating them.
Pour 1 inch of oil in a Dutch oven or skillet with high sides. Heat until oil sizzles when you drop a few bread crumbs in.
Fry shrimp in batches until golden brown. This will only take a minute or two depending on shrimp size and how hot the oil is. Do not overcook them or they will be chewy. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate.
Sprinkle shrimp lightly with salt when you take them out of the oil.
Serve with cocktail sauce.