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

This popcorn shrimp recipe is tender bites of shrimp coated in seasonings and deep fried to golden brown perfection. An easy appetizer option that's sure to be a hit with family and friends.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Fried Shrimp, popcorn shrimp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 314kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 pound small shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika smoked or regular
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt, paprika, pepper and garlic power.
  • Pat the shrimp dry and place them in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the flour mixture and toss to combine until the shrimp are all coated.
  • Heat 3-4 inches of oil in a large deep pot to 375 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk.
  • Dip each shrimp into the milk mixture, then dredge in the remaining seasoned flour.
  • Place 8-10 pieces of shrimp in the oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the shrimp from the oil and drain on paper towels. Repeat the process with the remaining shrimp.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 271mg | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg