Quick N Easy Southern Fried Shrimp Recipe

Quick N Easy Southern Fried Shrimp Recipe 

This Southern Fried Shrimp recipe is easy, delicious, super easy to make. Crunchy on the outside and bursting with flavor. In about 15 minutes, from start to finish, you’ll have a tasty meal of crispy seafood ready to go.

These shrimp are super crispy and I don’t know about you but I prefer shrimp fried with just flour. I’m not a fan of a panko or cornmeal coating for fried shrimp.


Serving sauces – If you enjoy dipping your shrimp in a sauce, you can serve these fried shrimp with honey mustard, tartar sauce, sriracha mayo, etc. I served it with honey mustard. 

Use uncooked shrimp – In order for your shrimp to really soak up flavor, they need to be the uncooked kind you get from the store. If they’re already pink in the package, this means they’re cooked and won’t really soak up any flavor through the prepping process. If the shrimp are a grey color, then those are the kind you’re looking for. Be sure they’re deveined and peeled for your convenience. 

Make it spicy – Add some cayenne pepper to the recipe for extra spice

Crunchy flavorful shrimp fried to perfection. Dip these in honey mustard or serve as a main entree.

Prep Time: 10minutes 

Cook Time: 4minutes 

 Servings: 6 

Ingredients For Quick N Easy Southern Fried Shrimp Recipe 

⭐1 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined

⭐1 cup all-purpose flour

⭐1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

⭐1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste

⭐2 tsp granulated garlic

⭐2 tsp paprika

⭐2 tsp oregano

⭐1/2 cup whole milk

⭐oil, for frying

Instructions For Quick N Easy Southern Fried Shrimp Recipe 

⭐Add the milk, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp granulated garlic, and shrimp to a large bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes.

⭐Season the all purpose flour with the remaining salt, paprika, oregano, granulated garlic, and black pepper.

⭐Remove the shrimp from the milk mixture and coat well with the seasoned flour.

⭐Make sure to coat the shrimp really well with lots of seasoned flour. You should not be able to see the shrimp under the flour.

⭐Fry the shrimp for 3-4 minutes or until crispy in oil. The oil should be about 375 degrees F.

⭐Remove the shrimp from the oil and place it on a plate with paper towel.

⭐Serve immediately and enjoy.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 411IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 3mg

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