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Popcorn Shrimp
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This is one of those simple recipes that I’ve made over and over again. I love shrimp, but if you add the crunchiest and most perfect fried batter ever, it’s a shrimp paradise.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popcorn shrimp
Servings: 3 people
  • 450 gr medium size shrimps (1 lb)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil to fry
  1. Peel, clean and devein the shrimps. Season them with salt and pepper. Using a paper towel dry them the best you can.
  2. In a bowl, mix the milk and the beaten egg. Whisk to combine.
  3. In another bowl mix the flour, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Whisk to combine.
  4. Cover the shrimps with the seasoned flour, then dip them in the milk and egg mixture and cover them in flour once more. This way, you double coat the shrimps.
  5. Fry the shrimps until they are golden and crispy. Use a paper towel or a rack to remove excess oil and serve.