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crunchy panko shrimp with lemon wedges and sauce on the side.
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Crunchy Panko Shrimp

These crunchy panko shrimp are seasoned with spices, coated with panko breadcrumbs, and fried to perfection! Enjoy these as an appetizer, main course, or side dish.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 32kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Oil, for frying


  • Heat oil to 350 degrees F. While the oil heats up, prepare the shrimp. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. 
  • Pat dry the shrimp with a paper towel and then season it with the spice mixture.
  • Coat the shrimp in the flour, shaking off any excess flour.
  • Dip the shrimp in the eggs to coat completely then allow the excess egg to drip back into the bowl. 
  • Coat the shrimp in panko breadcrumbs and make sure to pack it on. The more panko breadcrumbs you use, the crispier the shrimp will be. 
  • Fry the shrimp for about 1 minute per side. Transfer the shrimp to a cooling rack and allow the shrimp to cool for 2-3 minutes before eating. 
  • Serve with lemon wedges if desired, and enjoy! 


  • Make sure to use a candy thermometer to measure the oil temperature. The ideal oil temperature for frying is between 350 and 365 F.
  • Shrimp cook very quickly and overcooking them can result in tough dry shrimp.


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg