Popcorn shrimp make a nice appetizer or side dish for both adults and children. Best served with cocktail sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place flour in a bowl. Whisk egg and milk in another bowl. Combine bread crumbs, salt, basil, parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder in a third bowl.

  • Gently press shrimp into flour to coat and shake off excess. Dip into egg mixture and press into bread crumbs. Gently toss between your hands so any bread crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Place the breaded shrimp onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.

  • Deep fry breaded shrimp in preheated oil until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a paper towel-lined platter to drain.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

562.3 calories; 19.5 g protein; 50.4 g carbohydrates; 131.7 mg cholesterol; 1116.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2012
These were awesome!!! They had just the right amount of seasoning so it wasn't too salty (which is what I was afraid of). My husband said we are never ordering popcorn shrimp from a restaurant again lol. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 9
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2012
These were awesome!!! They had just the right amount of seasoning so it wasn't too salty (which is what I was afraid of). My husband said we are never ordering popcorn shrimp from a restaurant again lol. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2014
Very tasty fried shrimp from a very nice recipe I will save. I followed this recipe with one change to technique only. Instead of adding the seasonings to the final breading, I mixed the seasonings together in a little dish and tossed it with the raw shrimp before I started breading them. That way non of the dried herbs get "burned" by the frying process. The seasonings are hydrated by the moist shrimp and protected by the coating. The seasonings cook from the inside instead of getting fried from the outside which results in richer flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2012
Made this tonight for friends and family and I asked them to rate it. A solid 5 stars from everyone. No changes. I prepared the recipe exactly as written. Thanks so much for posting. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2012
Really quick and easy!! and tastes great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2014
Great stuff! I substituted Panko for the bread crumbs. Gives it a wonderful crunch. Also put them on a wire rack with paper towels under it. That way they stay nice and crunchy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2013
This is so good! My husband and I made a few changes. We mixed the flour bread crumbs and spices all in one bowl. We didn't have any eggs so we dipped the shrimp in Pesto Parmesan Salad dressing and then in the flour mixture and deep fried. They turned out so well! A new favourite and so easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2013
Made this recipe for a Christmas party and everyone loved it!!!! I followed the recipe exactly as it says above and it was a huge hit! If possible - buy the shrimp already peeled to speed up the process! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2014
Excellent! A little time consuming but worth it. I didn't use the 4 cups of oil it called for. I only used 2 and it turned out great. Watch closely for it can burn easily. My 3 year old even liked it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2012
I made this for my family and they were just speechless. A few times the breading part fell off but it was still the BEST shrimp recipe EVER! Read More
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