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!
I happen to be a shrimp lover; whether it’s shrimp pasta, shrimp fried rice, or these delightfully crunchy fried shrimp. This is a must-try recipe if you have seafood lovers in your life!
Whenever I see fried shrimp on a restaurant menu, I have to order it. I love that combination of sweet tender shrimp with a crispy coating. I tried making this dish at home, and I have to say, I think my crispy shrimp are even better than the restaurant version.
HOW TO PEEL AND DEVEIN SHRIMP
To peel shrimp, simply use your thumb to press into the underside of the shrimp where the legs are. Peel each side of the shell back going from front to tail. Leave the last segment of the outer layer and the tail.
You can devein a shrimp by making a cut along the top of the raw shrimp with a sharp paring knife. The cut should go from the front of the shrimp to the tail. Cut about 1/8 inch into the shrimp. Inside the cut you will see a dark vein. Reach in and pull it out. If it breaks apart, use the knife to scrape out the rest.
HOW DO YOU MAKE FRIED SHRIMP?
Making fried shrimp is all about the crispy coating. Make the coating by mixing flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl. Beat some eggs in another bowl. Finally, pour some breadcrumbs in a third bowl. Dip the shrimp first in the flour, next in the eggs and last in the breadcrumbs. Fry the shrimp up in hot oil until they are golden brown, then serve and enjoy!