Fried Shrimp

Fried Shrimp – fresh, juicy deep-fried shrimps drenched in buttermilk and coated in highly-seasoned breadcrumbs. Light, crispy and finger-licking good!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 - 4 people
Calories 221 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 1 1/2 pound large shrimp peeled , deveined
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 -1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white or black pepper
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
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  1. Preheat a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F OR In a large sauce pan, pour vegetable oil – half way .

  2. In a large bowl mix together, cornmeal, flour, garlic & onion powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.

  3. Mix buttermilk and eggs. Set aside.

  4. Dip shrimp in buttermilk mixture and lightly deep into the flour mixture.

  5. Then fry the shrimp in the fryer or saucepan a few at at a time. Fry until slightly brown and crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes or more depending on the size. These big chunks took about 6 minutes per side.

  6. Remove from the fryer with a slotted spoon place on a cookie rack to ensure crispness. Repeat with the remaining shrimps.