Tips To Make The Best Fried Shrimp Crispy Fried Shrimp Recipe

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 Choose the Right Shrimp: Select large shrimp with the shells removed and deveined for easier preparation. Fresh or frozen shrimp works well, but ensure they are properly thawed and patted dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.

Seasoning: Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings such as garlic powder, paprika, or cayenne pepper for added flavor.

Dredging Station: Set up a dredging station with three shallow bowls: one with all-purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs. This will create a crispy coating for the shrimp.

Double Dredging: For extra crispy shrimp, double dredge the shrimp by coating them first in the seasoned flour, then dipping them in the beaten eggs, and finally coating them in breadcrumbs.

Chill Before Frying: Place the breaded shrimp on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill them in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes before frying.

Use a Deep Fryer or Skillet: Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 350°F (175°C). Fry the shrimp in batches for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy.

Drain Excess Oil: After frying, transfer the fried shrimp to a wire rack or paper towels to drain off any excess oil. This helps maintain their crispiness and prevents them from becoming greasy.

Serve Immediately: Enjoy the crispy fried shrimp immediately while they are still hot and crispy. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, or aioli, for a delicious appetizer or main dish.