Fried Shrimp

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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1/2 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

3 large eggs 

1 cup panko breadcrumbs 

1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs 

1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp, butterflied

Vegetable oil, for shallow frying 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cocktail Sauce, recipe follows

Cocktail Sauce:

2 cups ketchup

2 heaping tablespoons prepared horseradish


Special equipment:
a deep-frying thermometer
  1. Combine the cornstarch and flour in one bowl, then beat the eggs and 1/2 cup water in a second bowl. In a third bowl, combine the panko and seasoned breadcrumbs. Bread the shrimp by dipping them first in the flour mix, then the egg wash, then the breadcrumbs.
  2. Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat to 350 degrees F.
  3. Fry the shrimp in batches until golden and crispy, approximately 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt and pepper. Serve with Cocktail Sauce.

Cocktail Sauce:

  1. Stir together the ketchup and horseradish in a bowl. Chill until ready to serve.