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Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Super light and crispy popcorn shrimp made in an air fryer. I like to leave the tails on as a handle but feel free to remove them. Serve with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges if desired."
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40 m servings 182
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place shrimp in a large bowl. Sprinkle flour over the top and toss until shrimp are evenly coated in flour. Beat egg in a separate bowl. Combine panko bread crumbs, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a third bowl.
  2. Dip each flour-coated shrimp in egg, toss in panko mixture, and place on a baking sheet. Let rest for 5 minutes while the air fryer is preheating.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 5 minutes.
  4. Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Arrange 1/2 of the shrimp in the basket. Mist the top of each shrimp with cooking spray.
  5. Cook for 4 minutes. Using tongs, flip each shrimp over and mist any chalky spots with cooking spray. Cook 4 minutes more. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 182 calories; 2.9 25.2 19 174 443 Full nutrition

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It was very easy to make and it came nice and crispy, it just seem to be missing something. Well for me anyways, but it was still good, and I am sure I will make this again.

No changes and I will make it again

I would consider adding less paprika and adding garlic powder. Served with soy, ginger, green onion Thai sauce