Popcorn Shrimp Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Popcorn shrimp is easy and fun to eat. Plump shrimp are battered in seasoned flour and fried to crispy perfection.
Appetizer
New American
8
ingredients
8
steps
22
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
4
1 lb
small shrimp, peeled and deveined, see notes
1/2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
2
large eggs
1/2 cup(s)
whole milk
4 tsp
Cajun seasoning, divided
1 1/2 cup(s)
breadcrumbs
canola or vegetable oil, for frying
sauce, for dipping

Directions 8 steps | 22 Minutes

Step 1

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. In a shallow bowl, place the flour.

Step 2

In a second shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and 2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning.

Step 3

In a third shallow bowl, whisk together the breadcrumbs and the remaining 2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning.

Step 4

Heat the canola or vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Add the shrimp to the flour and shake off the excess.

Step 5

Transfer the flour-coated shrimp to the egg mixture and coat thoroughly.

Step 6

Let the excess egg mixture drip off before transferring the shrimp to the seasoned breadcrumbs. Toss to coat thoroughly.

Step 7

Fry the shrimp until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes. Drain and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 8

Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!


Notes:

  • If small shrimp are not available, you may peel, devein and chop extra-large shrimp into bite-sized pieces. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
356
FAT
6.9 g
PROTEIN
26.7 g
CARBS
44.7 g

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Glen B.

Glen

11 Jul 2022

Looks easy to make. The name too makes me want to watch a movie after cooking. 😉

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