How To Fry Raw Shrimp! Crunchy And Crispy

Author: Chester P. Rector
January 7, 2024

Most of the shrimp has kept inside freeze for frozen once, and the fresh shrimp are being sold at seafood counters and thawed.  If you buy the thawed shrimp from the counter, there is nothing wrong with it. You may cook it within a day or 2, and it would be best if you do not re-freeze it again.

You may buy any shrimp you find, or you would like to get it. Here is the process or technique to call for the medium shrimp. The method is the same for large or small shrimp. The more minor may take a little time while the bigger one may take more time. Most of the shrimps are a great choice for sustainable seafood views, particularly US farmed shrimp or US wild-caught.

Shrimp is a popular food item which is very simple to cook. There are lots of ways to prepare it. Using high heat making a frying shrimp is excellent and way to enjoy it my own.

Pan Fry Shrimp
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You could combine it with pasta or rice and with vegetables. Most of the recipes are simple and very fresh. You may enjoy it very quickly.

You may enjoy pan fry shrimp with your family and relatives for an impromptu dinner party or a quick weeknight dinner. Below there is a good instruction to make pay fry shrimp in your home very quickly.


  • Salt and pepper
  • Shrimp
  • Butter or olive oil


  • Get ready the shrimp to cook. Most of the best shrimp to pan fry are raw. You may use the frozen shrimp. Devein or peel the shrimp as they are frozen, make it defrost by keeping the running tap water. You may keep the tails off and on; it is up to the personal choice.

Some people like to pan fry the shrimp along with the shells on them.

  • Clean the shrimp. Keep it under cool running water; remove the rest piece of veins, shells, and legs. Keep the shrimp on a paper towel.
  • Keep the shrimp on the stove top and begin to use high heat. Besides melt some butter in a pan and coat the bottom of the pan along with olive oil.
  • Season the shrimp. If the pan is becoming very hot wisely sprinkle salt then pepper on the shrimp. Use more herbs or spices if you like to do so. The most popular choices are onion, garlic, parsley or lemon and ginger.
  • Then keep the shrimp in the hot pan. Eventually spread them in the pan so that they get more chance to be cooked. Shake them with the little spoon now and then so that both sides get cooked well. Cook them for three to five minutes by using high heat as long as the shrimp turn opaque, orange or pink.
  • Take out the shrimp from the heat and serve them as early as possible. The taste of the pan fry shrimp is most if it is hot or warm. Serve them with vegetable or rice, or you may mix them with olive oil or pasta.
Deep-Fry Shrimp
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Deep-Fry Shrimp

Deep frying shrimp is crunchy or juicy which is great for a snack or an appetizer. The system is bit messy or time-consuming. If you have the experience, you can make fried shrimp within few minutes.

You can make fried shrimp within a couple of hours in advance to keep it in the refrigerator as you are very prepared to serve them.

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Things You’ll Need

  • Egg
  • Bowls & Flour
  • Raw, thawed shrimp
  • Paper towels & Pan
  • Breadcrumbs, slivered nuts or shredded coconut
  • Peanut oil, extra-light olive oil or soybean oil
  • Deep pot
  • Slotted spoon & bSalt, optional


  • Devin or peel raw shrimp, leave the tails intact to prepare it simpler to eat them with the finger food. Discard shells as well as set the shrimp on the side.
  • Put one bowl with flour, 1 with beaten eggs and 1 with a crunchy coating such as slivered nuts, breadcrumbs, and shredded coconut. The dish needs to have more ingredients to make the shrimp to coat with the raw shrimp.
  • Make a coat with the raw shrimp into the flour and then dip it into eggs before rolling it if you choose crunchy coating. Adjust the shrimp aside and do the same process with the rest of shrimp.
  • Line the pan with few layers of paper towels then put it aside. Keep it on the stove as you may transfer fried shrimp to it.
  • Store a deep pot by at least three inches of peanut, extra light or soybean olive oil and keep it over medium heat. The oil has a high smoke point or mild flavor that is great for frying shrimp.
  • Fry the shrimp for two to three minutes as long as it takes or turns to golden brown.
  • Take away the shrimp from oil with caution with the slotted spoon. Then put it on the paper towel on the pan for draining. Sprinkle it with a pinch of salt if you desire to add more flavor.
  • Do the frying and the draining method as long as you cook the shrimp
  • Server and cover then refrigerate the fried shrimp as long as you can

Easy Crispy Fried Shrimp Recipe: How To Make Crispy Fried Shrimp

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to fry raw shrimp?

It depends on how many shrimp you want to fry. It will take about 3 to 5 minutes per batch.

How do you know when fried shrimp is done?

The color of the shrimp should change to a golden brown.

Should raw shrimp be rinsed before cooking?

No need to rinse them because they are already clean.

What kind of oil is best for frying shrimp?

Any oil is fine, but I prefer extra light olive oil, soybean olive oil, or peanut oil.

What does lemon juice do to shrimp?

Lemon juice adds a nice tanginess to the shrimp.


Now that you know how to prepare the best-fried shrimp, you can be sure everyone will love it. This recipe is easy to follow and does not require advanced cooking techniques. The crunchy texture of raw shrimp pairs well with flavors such as garlic, shallot, lemon juice, and chili powder. It is also great to pair this dish with homemade base sauces like mayonnaise or plain yogurt sauce on the side.

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