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Easy Fried Popcorn Shrimps

Course Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and mix. I like my seasonings to get into the shrimps and not just on the panko and the flour.

  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 then shake off the excess flour. You can do it all at once as shown in the picture

    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.

  10. Serve the popcorn shrimps with your favorite condiment. Enjoy!

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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.