Fried shrimp

Fried shrimp is a universally beloved dish, celebrated for its delightful crunch and juicy, tender interior. It’s a simple pleasure, perfect as a quick appetizer, a party snack, or a main course when the craving for something crispy and seafood hits. This recipe offers a classic approach to fried shrimp, ensuring a golden, crispy coating with a succulent shrimp waiting inside. Serve these golden beauties with your favorite dipping sauce for a treat that’s sure to impress everyone at the table.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on for easy eating)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (panko or regular, for extra crunch)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (smoked or sweet, for flavor and color)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, for a hint of garlic
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Your choice of dipping sauce: cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, or a spicy mayo


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