Fried Shrimp

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Fried Shrimp

Simple, delicious, homemade fried shrimp. This recipe uses flour, bread crumbs, and seasonings including Old Bay that results in a crispy and delicious coating. Make as a main course, side dish, or appetizer!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword Crispy, Fried, Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 250kcal


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning optional
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying


  • Pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl
  • In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together flour, bread crumbs, Old Bay seasoning, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and Cajun seasoning
  • Dip shrimp in buttermilk, then dredge in the flour mixture. Shake off excess flour and place on baking sheet
  • Place oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pan and heat to 350 degrees F
  • Fry shrimp a few at a time 2-3 minutes. DO NOT overcook or shrimp will become rubbery. Remove to a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Serve immediately
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