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Easy Crispy Fried Shrimp Recipe

If you love Crispy Shrimp you're at the right place. Say goodbye to take out, and hello to your best homemade fried shrimp recipe ever! This fried shrimp recipe is perfectly crunchy, juicy, flavourful and so easy to make, you'll enjoy making it over and over again. This fun seafood dish is mouth-wateringly good and can be served as is or with your favourite seafood dips and sides. You'll keep coming back to this easy recipe because it leaves everyone screaming for more.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Resting/Cooling Time 2 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Caribbean, International, Jamaican
Servings 3


  • 400 g raw jumbo shrimp, deveined (21-25 shrimp per lb)
  • 1 - 2 cups cooking oil for deep frying

Shrimp Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper or black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp allspice powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano, dried and finely crushed optional
  • 1/2 tsp thyme leaves, dried optional
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (optional) for spicy shrimp

Dry Mix

  • 4 - 5 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, powdered (optional) for spicy shrimp

Wet Mix

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp milk optional


  • In a small bowl, rinse the shrimp and pat dry.
  • Season the shrimp with the shrimp seasoning.
  • In a small lidded container, prepare the dry mixture, cover and shake to combine.
  • Add the shrimp to the dry mixture, cover the container and shake to coat the shrimp.
  • In another small bowl, prepare the egg mixture and whisk together. If you choose to omit the milk, whisk the egg and set aside.
  • Add the shrimp to the wet (egg) mixture, then stir with a large fork until the shrimp is fully coated.
  • Return the shrimp to the dry mix container, cover and shake once more.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a large wide frying pan or wok. To know when the oil is ready, sprinkle a pinch of flour in the oil. When bubbles form around the flour, the oil is at the right temperature.
  • Add the shrimp to the oil one by one, lightly shaking off the excess flour before.
  • When you have added all the shrimp to the pot, reduce heat to medium.
  • Turn each shrimp every 2 minutes until cooked and golden brown all over.
  • Remove the cooked shrimp onto a plate, lined with a thick paper towel.
  • Let the shrimp cool for a few minutes, then bless up and enjoy it!
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