Fried Butterflied Shrimp


These shrimp will knock your socks off! The batter doesn't overcoat the shrimp, which helps it maintain a wonderful flavor! Enjoy!

close up view of Fried Butterflied Shrimp on a black plate
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined and butterflied

  • 1 quart water

  • 1 ½ cups cornstarch

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups fresh bread crumbs

  • 5 cups oil for deep frying


  1. Preheat deep fryer or skillet with oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, pour in water and mix in cornstarch and eggs.

  3. Dip the shrimp into the mixture allowing them to be completely coated. Then roll the shrimp in the breadcrumbs. Coat the shrimp well with the breadcrumbs. Mix up the cornstarch batter again. Dip the breadcrumbs coated shrimp back into the cornstarch batter. Roll the shrimp in the breadcrumbs for a second time. Repeat for each shrimp.

  4. Drop shrimp, one at a time, into the hot oil and cook shrimp until they are golden brown.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

795 Calories
35g Fat
84g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 795
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 266mg 89%
Sodium 610mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 31%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 353mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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