Fried Panko Shrimps

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Fried Panko Shrimps are so simple yet pack so much flavor, especially when dunked in your favorite dipping sauce whether its spicy or sweet.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Panko Shrimp

Fried Panko Shrimps are so simple yet pack so much taste, especially when dunked in your favorite dipping sauce whether its spicy or sweet.

Panko Shrimp

Seasoned with basic spices and coated with flaky Panko breadcrumbs, these crispy and delicious shrimps are so addictive and are loved by all. A quick, easy, and perfect appetizer for any party or get-together.

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What We Love About This Panko Shrimp Recipe

  • 20 Minute Meal: Make panko fried shrimp as meal or as an appetizer in 20 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: For this recipe you will need only easy ingredients besides the shrimp.
  • Family Friendly: Fried panko shrimps will be a hit with your family.
Fried Panko Shrimp

Ingredient Notes for Crispy Panko Shrimp

  • Shrimp: You can use fresh or frozen shrimps (defrosted and dried). If using frozen shrimp just make sure that they are not precooked.
  • Black Pepper Powder: You will need black pepper powder or finely ground black pepper.
  • Eggs: For this recipe, you will need 2 larges eggs as they will help to act as a binding agent.
  • All Purpose Flour: It is important you use all purpose flour as using a different type will impact the batter.
  • Garlic Powder: You will need garlic powder to add to the batter.
  • Panko Breadcrumbs: You will need panko crumbs.
  • Chili Flakes: If you want these to be slightly spicy, then add chili flakes.
  • Salt: You will need sea for both the batter and to seasoning the shrimp.
  • Oil: For frying the shrimps, you can use a neutral frying oil such as vegetable, canola, or peanut oil.
All the ingredients for the shrimp dish.

Equipment Needed for Shrimp with Panko

  • Skimmer
  • Bowl
  • Frying Pan
  • Paper Towel Lined Plate

How to Make Panko Fried Shrimp

These are the basic steps for making Fried Panko Shrimps. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

The gredging station the cleaned shrimp and dipping.

STEP 1: SEASON SHRIMPS

In a small bowl, add your fresh or defrosted frozen shrimps, season with salt and pepper.

STEP 2: MAKE THE BATTER

In a medium mixing bowl, make the batter by combining flour, eggs, and seasonings. Add panko bread crumbs to a shallow dish.

STEP 3: COAT AND FRY SHRIMPS

Dredge each piece of shrimp in the egg-flour mixture then coat in the panko breadcrumbs. For extra crunchy shrimps, repeat this process twice. Before frying shrimp in a skillet, make sure the oil is at 375 degrees f, then place 3-4 pieces of shrimp at a time and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Frying the shrimp and placing it on a plate.

STEP 4: SERVE SHRIMP PANKO

Use a skimmer to remove shrimp from the oil then transfer to a paper towel absorb excess oil. Serve fried panko shrimps hot with lemon wedges and your favorite dipping sauce.

Prep and Storage Tips for Panko Baked Shrimp

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this crispy fried shrimp recipe ahead of time, coat shrimp in batter and breadcrumbs. Store in the fridge covered for 1-2 days until you are ready to fry and serve.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftover fried shrimp with panko in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-3 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Do not freeze shrimp that has already been fried. Bread the raw shrimp in panko then freeze. When you are ready to fry, you can cook shrimp from directly out of the freezer.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat shrimp you can flash fry in a frying pan or air fryer. You can also reheat in the microwave for 1 minutes or until hot. You also can warm in the oven.

Frequently Asked Questions for Best Fried Shrimp

CAN YOU FREEZE SHRIMP WITH PANKO?

You should not freeze shrimp after it has already been cooked because it will impact the texture.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE PRAWNS IN PLACE OF SHRIMP?

You can use prawns in place of shrimp for very similar results. Prawns are very similar to shrimps but with a slightly sweeter flavor.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

WHAT GOES WELL WITH PANKO BREADED SHRIMP?

Fried panko shrimps can be served with some many things including your favorite dipping sauce, french fries, onions rings, or roasted vegetables.

A dish of the shrimp with salad on the side.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Shrimp Size: Prefer using similar-sized shrimp in the recipe. Keep in mind that cooking time might vary depending on the size of the shrimp so watch your shrimp carefully as they cook and take them out from the oil as soon as they turn golden brown.
  • Cajun Shrimp: You can use 1 tbsp of Cajun seasoning or old bay seasoning in the batter if you want.
  • Air Fryer: For a less greasy result, spritz shrimps with cooking spray and then cook the shrimps in the air fryer, cook at 400 degrees f for 6-8 minutes.
  • Oil Temperature: Make sure the oil is at an appropriate temperature. Too hot and the shrimp might burn and overcook; too cold and the shrimps might absorb excess oil and become greasy.
  • Panko Prawns: You can also make fried panko prawn in place of shrimp.
  • Dipping Sauce for Fried Shrimp: So many dipping sauces pair great with this shrimp panko recipe. You can serve sauces such as boom boom sauce, teriyaki sauce, cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, or orange-chili sauce.

What to Serve with Panko Shrimp

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Panko Shrimp

Fried Pank Shrimps

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Fried Panko Shrimps are so simple yet pack so much flavor, especially when dunked in your favorite dipping sauce whether its spicy or sweet.
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Ingredients

FOR SHRIMP:

  • 1 lb shrimps with tails, shelled and deveined
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Oil for frying

FOR BATTER:

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes, optional
  • 2 cups Panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Take the shrimps in a bowl, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Take two bowls, in the first bowl mix together eggs, all-purpose flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and chili flakes, in the second bowl take Panko breadcrumbs.
  • Working with one shrimp at a time, dip in flour- egg mixture, then coat the shrimps in Panko making sure all sides are covered and coated well. (You can repeat the process for a second time if you want to make it extra crunchy)
  • In a pan fill oil (about 2 -2 ½ inches deep) and heat to around 375 F. Place 3-4 pieces of shrimp in the hot oil and fry the shrimps on medium flame until crisp, golden, and evenly cooked from inside (about 2-3 minutes). Just make sure not to overcook as that might turn shrimp rubbery and chewy.
  • Remove the shrimps from the oil and drain the excess oil using a paper towel.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dip and enjoy.

Expert Tips

  • Shrimp Size: Prefer using similar-sized shrimp in the recipe. Keep in mind that cooking time might vary depending on the size of the shrimp so watch your shrimp carefully as they cook and take them out from the oil as soon as they turn golden brown.
  • Cajun Shrimp: You can use 1 tbsp of Cajun seasoning or old bay seasoning in the batter if you want.
  • Air Fryer: For a less greasy result, spritz shrimps with cooking spray and then cook the shrimps in the air fryer, cook at 400 degrees f for 6-8 minutes.
  • Oil Temperature: Make sure the oil is at an appropriate temperature. Too hot and the shrimp might burn and overcook; too cold and the shrimps might absorb excess oil and become greasy.
  • Panko Prawns: You can also make fried panko prawn in place of shrimp.
  • Dipping Sauce for Fried Shrimp: So many dipping sauces pair great with this shrimp panko recipe. You can serve sauces such as boom boom sauce, teriyaki sauce, cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, or orange-chili sauce.
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy shrimp, fried panko, panko, prawns, shrimp

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