Fried shrimp on a sheet pan garnished with parsley and lemon.
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Fried Shrimp

These fried shrimp are jumbo shrimp coated in seasoned breadcrumbs, then deep fried to golden brown perfection. The perfect main course or appetizer option that's even better than what you'd get at a restaurant!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Fried Shrimp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 291kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds jumbo shrimp devein and peel but leave tails on
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying
  • lemon wedges and parsley for garnish optional
  • cocktail sauce for serving

Instructions

  • Place the flour in a medium size bowl along with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir to combine.
  • Place the eggs in a second bowl. Place the breadcrumbs in a third bowl.
  • Dip each shrimp first into the flour, then into the egg, then roll in the breadcrumbs to coat evenly. Place each breaded shrimp on a sheet pan. Repeat the process until all shrimp are breaded.
  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep large pot to 350 degrees F.
  • Add 6 shrimp at a time and cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining shrimp.
  • Place the shrimp on a plate. Serve immediately with cocktail sauce. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 463mg | Sodium: 1722mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 5mg