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Crunchy Fried Shrimp Recipe

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Fry up some crunchy shrimp as a delicious appetizer for your next party or gathering. This page contains crunchy fried shrimp recipe.


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May 22, 2017

Perfect platter to bring to a party! We brought this to a Mother's Day party recently.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Party 15+


  • 4 lb shrimp with heads
  • 6 jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 Bunch green onions
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  1. Wash green onions and jalapeños. Dice thinly.
  2. Wash shrimp throughly with salt water and pat dry.
  3. In a bowl put all the shrimp. Add salt, sugar, and flour. Toss the shrimp for a few minutes. Allow the shrimp to marinade for 1/2 hour at room temperature.
  4. Using a large pan, on medium heat, add oil. Crush in the garlic cloves. Fry until golden. Deep fry the shrimp for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and golden.
  5. Then add the green onions and jalapeños in the pan. Immediately take out and allow the shrimp to drain any excess oil on paper before putting it into a foil tray.
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May 23, 20170 found this helpful
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This sounds good. I think I'll try it as fried is the only way I eat shrimp. OK if I decapitate and eviscerate the shrimp?

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May 23, 20170 found this helpful
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Yes you can cut off the head of the shrimp :)

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