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Southern Fried Shrimp

Crunchy flavorful shrimp fried to perfection. Dip these in honey mustard or serve as a main entree.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 171kcal


  • 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


  • 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