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Fried Shrimp Recipe | Grandbaby Cakes

Fried Shrimp Recipe (How to Fry Shrimp)

Classic fried shrimp made with a seasoned cornmeal flour filled with wonderful flavors and fried to perfection. This dish is perfect for your next fish fry.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, seafood recipes, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 186kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes


  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 pound deveined shrimp


  • In a brown bag or ziploc bag, add flour, cornmeal, seasoned salt, pepper, cayenne, lemon pepper, and paprika and shake together.
  • In a deep pie plate or large shallow bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg and hot sauce.
  • Dip shrimp in beaten buttermilk mixture then add back into the cornmeal breading and shake liberally to coat well. Place coated shrimp on a baking sheet.
  • While coating sets, add 2 - 2 1/2 inches of oil to a deep pot and heat over medium high heat.
  • Fry shrimp until golden brown but don't fry too long. Shrimp doesn't take too long to cook.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve.



Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 1440mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2.5mg