Crispy Fried Shrimp

by Kathy Strahs on September 8, 2009 · 5 comments

Crispy Fried Shrimp

Does the thought of a pile of crispy fried shrimp immediately conjure up images of a chain restaurant all-you-can-eat $9.99 buffet? Yeah, I have a hard time shaking that association too. But don’t hold it against these poor little shrimp! There’s a reason “endless shrimp” is such a crowd pleasing draw – once you start popping these things in your mouth, it’s really hard to stop.

Start to finish, it took me less than 30 minutes (including peeling!) to make a pound of these shrimp. They’re incredibly simple – you just bread them in panko and drop them in hot oil for about a minute. What a fabulous crunch! I took Kikkoman’s suggestion to dip them in their tonkatsu sauce – its sweetness was a nice complement to the subtle, natural sweet flavor of the shrimp. With the addition of rice and some steamed vegetables, my family’s weeknight dinner was served.

Crispy Fried Shrimp

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Joanna in the kitchen September 23, 2009 at 7:43 AM

Yum yum yum. I absolutely love the idea of fried shrimps. So easy and soooo good.
.-= Joanna in the kitchen ´s last blog ..Easy and Elegant fig =-.


Deseree @ Life's Ambrosia September 23, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Fried shrimp are one of my favorite things ever. I love your use of panko breadcrumbs. I am sure they make these extra light and crispy. Beautiful pictures too 🙂


TasteStopping September 23, 2009 at 11:04 AM

I’m not afraid of fried foods, but I haven’t given fried shrimp a real go. Yes, I’ve done the oven-fried thing, hoping that it would live up to the real thing in crunch and taste. Meh…results were so-so. So, maybe you’ve convinced me to open that bag of frozen shrimp and treat myself to something even better than the chains have to offer.


P.S. If you have any photos that Tastespotting rejected, I’d love to publish them! 🙂


Cookie September 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

I can imagine not being able to stop after eating one of these!


Locket November 12, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Fried shrimp tonight using this recipe and they were delicious. Hubby and grandson loved them.


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