Popcorn Shrimp

Popcorn Shrimp

Servings: 4

Total Time: 15 mins

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Last Updated: March 1, 2022

Popcorn shrimp is a classic dish in the southern US. Popcorn shrimp recipes are very easy to do in your own home. Popcorn shrimp is a great snack on its own or make it even better by adding some ketchup. Add some fries or hushpuppies on the side and you have yourself a delicious lunch or dinner. Popcorn shrimp are a treat that go great with just about any meal.


  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk
  • 26 Uncooked Shrimp
  • 1 Cup Dry Bread Crumbs
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Dried Basil
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Quart Vegetable Oil For Frying



Step 1

Clean all the shrimp.

Step 2

Pour the frying oil into a deep fryer and heat to 350° F.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, mix the milk and egg together and whisk thoroughly.

Step 4

Prepare two shallow bowls, put the flour in one. And in the other one add all the spices and bread crumbs.

Step 5

Now dip the shrimp in flour then in the egg mixture and dip in breadcrumbs. And put it on a large plate. Do the same with all the other shrimp.

Step 6

Once the oil is hot, start cooking. Fry the shrimp for 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy.

Step 7

Cover a large plate with paper towels and fold in the cooked shrimp to drain all the oil from the hot, crispy shrimp.

Popcorn shrimp is the best snack. It’s not only delicious, but it’s also goddamn beautiful. However, making this fried delight is quite simple, so long as you follow a few steps. The final product will leave you with delicious popcorn shrimp to snack on or use on a salad or in a sandwich.

Popcorn Shrimp recipe

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