How to Make Breaded Shrimp at Home

Easy-breaded shrimp is a simple yet delicious seafood dish that can be prepared in no time. The dish involves coating raw shrimp in a mixture of breadcrumbs, flour, and spices, and then frying until crispy and golden brown. This results in a crunchy and savory dish that works perfectly as an appetizer, snack, or main course. To add some variety, you can serve breaded shrimp with a variety of dipping sauces such as cocktail sauce or tartar sauce. It also pairs well with rice or vegetables. Breaded shrimp is a popular favorite among seafood lovers and is a great way to add some seafood variety to your meals.

Here’s a recipe for Easy Breaded Shrimp

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. In another bowl, beat the eggs.
  3. In a third bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with some more paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Dip each shrimp in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Then dip it in the beaten eggs, and finally coat it in the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat until all the shrimp are coated.
  5. In a large skillet, heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Once the oil is hot, fry the shrimp in batches for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked shrimp and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  8. Serve the breaded shrimp with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 345
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 265mg
  • Sodium: 786mg
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 26g

Note: The nutrition information provided is an estimate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and the cooking methods employed.