Crispy Fried Shrimp
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper, optional
  • egg, beaten
  • ½ cup buttermilk (or milk)
  • 1-2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying (canola or peanut)
  1. Set up three bowls for the battering process. In bowl one combine flour, pepper, salt & cayenne. In bowl two, whisk together egg and buttermilk. In bowl three add 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs to begin (add more as needed).
  2. Line shallow rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Working in small batches, dip shrimp into flour, then egg, then panko. Place on baking sheet. Chill coated shrimp for 30 minutes before frying.
For deep frying...
  1. Heat 3-inches of oil in a large pot to 375 degrees. Fry shrimp in small batches, 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Drain on brown paper bags.
For oven frying...
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet with olive oil spray. Arrange battered shrimp in a single layer, spray tops with olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes, turn shrimp over and bake another 5 minutes or until done.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at