Air Fryer Fried Shrimp Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 3
These air fryer fried shrimp are air fried to crispy perfection. Simple and fast to make, they are ready in under 30 minutes.
Dinner
Californian
7
ingredients
9
steps
45
minutes
Chef Yapo graduated from San Diego Culinary Institute and quickly learned that he loved talking about food with the customers more than working in the restaurant, so he started working for people directly with local and organic foods in 2009. Chef Yapo enjoys handmade pasta, unique flavors and global fusion flavors, and is very passionate about no-food-waste-cooking and teaching others how to do it.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
8
large shrimp
1
large egg
1/4 cup(s)
water, see notes
1 cup(s)
panko bread crumbs, see notes
2 tsp
salt or to taste
2 tsp
pepper or to taste
oil, for basting

Directions 9 steps | 45 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the shrimp. Devein and shell the shrimp but leave tails on.

Step 2

Butterfly the shrimp and set it aside.

Step 3

In a small bowl, combine the egg and water.

Step 4

Add the butterflied shrimp and marinate for 15 minutes. 

Step 5

In a shallow bowl or pie tin, combine panko with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Dredge the marinated shrimp into the panko mixture and set it aside. 

Step 7

Preheat the air fryer to 390°F. Place the breaded shrimp into the basket of the air fryer in a single layer, making sure they do not overlap. Cook for 5 minutes.

Step 8

Open the air fryer and dust the shrimp with a little oil and flip shrimp over. Cook an additional 4 to 5 minutes or until cooked through. (See notes.)

Step 9

Serve hot. Enjoy!


Notes:

  • Try an island twist! For air fryer coconut shrimp, substitute coconut water instead of water and add desiccated, unseasoned coconut flakes into the panko crumbs.
  • To keep the air fryer fried shrimp warm, place it in a 225°F oven for up to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
145
FAT
8.8 g
PROTEIN
5.1 g
CARBS
11.6 g

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Sam N.

Sam

14 Jul 2022

Beautiful recipe video! The air fryer fried shrimp came out really nice!

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Glen B.

Glen

11 Jul 2022

I wish I have an air fryer to make this recipe. 🦐

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Tiffany M.

Tiffany

07 Jul 2022

Yummy! Easy recipe to follow with easy to find ingredients. My only wish was that my air fryer was bigger to more shrimp at the same time. We used this recipe and made shrimp tacos.

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