Best Butterfly Fried Shrimp

Add some crunch to your next party or get-together with this fried shrimp recipe that's sure to be a hit!

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Let's get started!

The shrimp are lightly coated in a perfect blend of panko breadcrumbs and seasoning and then pan-fried until crispy and golden brown. Serve with a squeeze of lemon or your favorite cocktail sauce for an unbeatable taste.




salt & pepper


panko breadcrumbs

old bay seasoning



Mix flour, salt, pepper, and old bay seasoning in a bowl. And in a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and water.

Step 1

Wash and rinse the shrimp, then pat dry with paper towels. Slice the shrimp to form a butterfly in a lengthwise incision.

Step 2

Coat the shrimp in flour mixture, then dip them into the egg mixture.

Step 3

Then coat the egg-coated shrimp in panko bread crumbs. Press lightly, making sure it's coated on both sides.

Step 4

Heat the oil until hot and fry the shrimp. Cook for 2 minutes on each side and in batches. Remove using a slotted spoon.

Step 6

Transfer the cooked shrimp to a dish with paper towels.

Step 7

Transfer the cooked shrimp again to a serving platter and serve with lemon wedges and sauce.

Step 8

Fried Butterfly Shrimp Tips:

Do not overcook

Hold the tail of the shrimp when dipping in the sauce.

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