Recipe By ait0shi
Published Apr 2nd
Japanese-Style Deep-Fried Shrimp
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 1 pound Calories 630.1

Shrimp are seasoned and coated with crispy panko crumbs to make the easiest, tastiest deep-fried shrimp ever!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled (tails left on) and deveined
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place the shrimp in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. In a small bowl, stir together the flour and paprika. Place eggs and panko crumbs into separate bowls.
  2. 2 Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Dip each shrimp into the flour mixture, then into the egg, and finally into the panko crumbs to coat. Fry a few at a time until golden brown. This should take no longer than 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 630.1
  • Carbohydrate 53.7 g
  • Cholesterol 249.6 mg
  • Fat 36.6 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 28.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.7 g
  • Sodium 763.1 mg
  • Sugar 0.4 g


  1. Fantastic but there are few tips to ensure resturant quality. First make sure you season shrimp before dredging in flour. Do not try and skip this step by mixing in flour it makes a big difference in shrimp taste. Shake excess flour off and let sit a few to ensure it is dry. Then dip - Read more ...
  2. Excellent recipe and easy to make. Messy, though, so be prepared. My only suggestion would be to dredge, dunk and coat all the shrimp first then let sit on a wire rack or parchment paper while the oil comes up to temp. This does two things. 1) it allows the coating to become set. 2) - Read more ...
  3. I thought it was just ok.
  4. Excellent, but I think Old Bay is missing from the ingredients. I dusted the shrimp with Old Bay, then flour, egg, panko. Just the touch that was needed to take these over the top!
  5. Great fried shrimp. The key is the panko. It's texture allows it to fry up golden brown and crunchy before the protein it's stuck to (in this case, shrimp) gets overcooked. Some tips: You could probably use 1/2 the flour mixture. Add the seasoned shrimp to the flour, stir to coat, and then gently shake - Read more ...
  6. I wound up making these because DH wasn't able to get his "shrimp & fries basket" at the ice cream stand we took the kids to. I volunteered to make him shrimp and fries at home. I recently bought Panko bread crumbs at Whole Foods just because. Well, they use them all the time on - Read more ...
  7. Just good for us. My 1 lb. of medium shrimp was 20 shrimp. Instead of eggs I used beer to dip. Definitely 1/2 cup flour if not less; same with the panko crumbs. It's easier to add more if necessary. Just make sure you have the ingredient bowls by the stove because they fry very - Read more ...
  8. Followed recipe exactly. Really really good! My husband will only eat seafood from nice seafood restaurants. He was shocked I could make the same quality delicious fried shrimp at home. Will definitely make again!
  9. Wow! These are by far the best tasting fried shrimp I've ever eaten. My husband is a bit of a food snob and he devoured every last one. This is a recipe that I will make again and again. It's fast, super easy and the finished product is very impressive. I followed the recipe with - Read more ...
  10. This recipe was great and easy. I prepared this recipe while my tilapia recipe baked for 24 minutes. When the tilapia came out of the oven I added the shrimp to a plate and dinner was served...EFFORTLESSLY in under an hour. In the future I will only use half of the flour because I threw - Read more ...