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Best Crispy Fried Shrimp

These are some of the best crispy deep fried shrimp you will ever try and you can make them at home better than at a restaurant
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Fried Shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 275kcal


  • Deep fryer or large pot with thermometer


  • 2 lbs Shrimp Raw, peeled and deviened, tail on

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Additional Ingredients

  • 3 quarts Canola Oil


  • Heat oil to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together milk, egg and hot sauce along with half tbsp of old bay seasoning. Place cleaned shrimp in mixture and place in the fridge while you prepare your dry ingredients.
  • In a large container with a lid shake together remaining old bay, cornstarch and flour until well combined. Place a few handfulls of shrimp at a time in the container, seal tight and shake to completly coat the shrimp
  • Shake off any excess flour then gently place into the oil. Fry for 4-6 minutes until golden brown then scoop the shrimp out and transfer to a pan lined with paper towels to absore the excess oil. Season lightly with old bay and serve.


Serving size is ¼ pound of shrimp. Amount of shrimp will vary depending on size.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 308mg | Sodium: 982mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 4mg