Fish fry seasoning, egg, and a spritz of oil are all you need to make these tasty, crispy air fryer shrimp! Use your favorite brand of fish fry breading mix. Serve with cocktail sauce, lemon-garlic aioli, or whatever you prefer! I like to use a Misto® sprayer with my own oil, but feel free to use regular cooking spray.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
5 mins
10 mins
30 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Lightly beat eggs in a shallow dish. Pour breading mix into a separate shallow dish.

  • Dip shrimp into egg, letting excess drip off. Toss shrimp in the fish fry breading and set on a plate. Let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Spray basket of the air fryer with cooking spray and place shrimp inside, making sure shrimp do not overlap. You may have to do two batches depending on the size of your air fryer. Mist shrimp with cooking spray.

  • Cook for 3 minutes. Flip shrimp and mist again with cooking spray so there are no dry or powdery areas. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 22.7g; carbohydrates 6.4g; fat 4.4g; cholesterol 270.7mg; sodium 237.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
Awesome & restaurant quality if you get nice size shrimp! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
Awesome & restaurant quality if you get nice size shrimp! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made shrimp po' boys from this recipe worked beautifully. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The cook time was great and it was very simple to throw together last minute. I used our favorite fish mix and it seemed a little salty (whereas is isn't as noticeable when used on catfish) to me but the BF didn't notice as he downed one shrimp after maybe I'll look for a lower sodium mix vs the usual stuff for the shrimp. Thank you for helping with the air fryer recipes! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
i used Rockey Madson beer batter for fish. I would suggest dropping the temp down to 350. if you have smaller shrimp. Served them on a bed of rice. Very tasty and Easy . Read More