Popcorn shrimps served

Easy Fried Popcorn Shrimps

Easy Fried Popcorn Shrimps is one of our favorite thing to eat, anytime we are on the road trip it is a must-have for us, if you need a finger food for your guests during this festive period or need some staple snack in your home then look no further, this popcorn shrimp is the best, the fast food or deli ones has nothing on this. If you’re watching your oil intake you can bake and still delicious.

5 from 1 vote
Popcorn shrimps served
Easy Fried Popcorn Shrimps
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
  • 2 Pounds Shrimps (peeled, deveined, tail off)
  • 2/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1.5 Cups Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Seasoning cube
  • Salt
  1. Season the shrimps' with salt and seasoning cube or powder, and mix. I like my seasonings to get into the shrimps and not just on the panko and the flour.

    Popcorn shrimps shrimps seasoned
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, Italian seasoning, paprika, onion, and garlic powders.

    Popcorn shrimps seasoned flour
  3. In another bowl, mix the eggs, with a sprinkle salt, milk, and seasoning cube, and whisk.

    Popcorn shrimps in egg mixture
  4. Arrange your dredge station; flour mixture first, next egg mixture and panko sprinkle with salt.

  5. Coat the shrimps with the flour mixture shake off the excess flour.

    Popcorn shrimps dredged
  6. Dip the shrimps into the egg mixture, a few at a time.

    popcorn shrimps into egg mixture
  7. Coat in the breadcrumbs and drop on a baking sheet or a tray.

    TIP: I poured the flour into a ziplock bag to coat the shrimps' then pour on a tray shook off the flour excess before dipping into the egg, then pour the breadcrumbs into a ziplock to coat just like I did with the flour.

    Popcorn shrimps coated with panko
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan or a fryer to 350 degrees F, when the oil is hot drop the coated shrimps, don't overcrowd the oil, flip and fry the other side. fry until both sides are golden brown and crispy.

  9. Drain the fried popcorn shrimps on a lined plate.

    Popcorn shrimps drained
  10. Serve the popcorn shrimps with your favorite condiment.


    Popcorn shrimps served
Recipe Notes

If you're using different sizes (as I did) of the shrimps make sure you fry the ones with the same size at the same time because of the cooking or frying time.

You might want to try  Nigerian Puff puff

12 thoughts on “Easy Fried Popcorn Shrimps”

  1. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! This looks incredible!!!! I currently have a 5 pound bag of shrimp in my freezer and was looking for some inspiration on what to do with it! Great recipe and thank for sharing, will be sure to try soon 🙂 !

  2. These sound really good! I love eating fried shrimp at restaurants but have never attempted to make them myself but I may have to try these. How do you devein them?

    1. I love them too! try to make some you would love them.
      Remove the peel, make a cut/shallow in the middle of the shrimps and use a tip of a knife to remove the black vein.

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