We serve these with ranch for dipping. You could serve with some celery stalks as well. Great for parties or football games. Definite crowd pleaser.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
5 mins
30 mins
30 shrimp


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Pat shrimp dry with paper towels.

  • Combine flour, lemon pepper seasoning, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne together in a bowl. Whisk eggs and milk together in a second bowl.

  • Dip each shrimp in the egg mixture, then the flour mixture to evenly coat. Transfer prepared shrimp to a baking sheet until ready to fry. Sprinkle additional flour as needed to fully cover.

  • Cook 8 to 10 shrimp at a time in the hot oil until golden brown on the outside and cooked through on the inside, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

  • Toss shrimp together with hot sauce in a large bowl until each piece is coated.

Cook's Notes:

We buy the bag of frozen, peeled shrimp you can find in your grocer's cooler in the seafood section.

Thaw shrimp overnight in refrigerator or in a sealed plastic bag placed in a bowl of cold water for about 15 minutes.

Editor's Notes:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of 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 specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 11.5g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fat 16.9g; cholesterol 138mg; sodium 941.7mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was fabulous! We made them for our Steelers playoff party. Delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was fabulous! We made them for our Steelers playoff party. Delicious!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
INCREDIBLE! Made this for dinner tonight and wish I had made more! This in an incredible recipe followed it letter by letter and the shrimp turned out perfectly. My wife absolutely raved about it. Was a bit unsure about serving it with ranch dressing but... it was the perfect dipping sauce for the shrimp. This one goes to the top of the favorites list and will be made many times both as a 'football snack' and as a main dish. Tonight we enjoyed it with shrimp cocktail before dinner and a nice Broccoli Au Gratin served in individual gratin bowls. Thanks for posting this awesome dish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I make fried shrimp about once a month for our family. They all said this was the best. I used fresh shrimp. It was good with or without the hot sauce. Will be using this recipe from now on. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is an absolute family fave here! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this recipe. I used half corn starch and half flour in this recipe but it made great shrimp breading. My favorite food to get from Hooters is their buffalo shrimp and this gives it a run for their money. I would recommend not cooking more than 2 minutes each side so your shrimp stays very fresh. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Instead of all flour I made half cornstarch half flour... Read More