Recipe Sifter

X
  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
1

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.

2

As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Easy Fried Shrimp Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Easy Fried Shrimp

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    20 mins

    10 mins

    CarolO's Note:

    If you like a light, crispy coating on your fried shrimp, so you taste shrimp, not batter, this is the recipe for you. My Mom always fried shrimp like this. It's so easy and tastes wonderful.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note

    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 lb fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 1/2 box saltine crackers, crushed
    • 2 -3 eggs, beaten with fork
    • oil

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Peel, devein and wash shrimp.
    2. 2
      In a medium bowl beat eggs with a fork until well blended.
    3. 3
      Put shrimp in eggs and mix so all shrimp is coated with eggs.
    4. 4
      Put saltine crackers in plastic bag and crush with rolling pin.
    5. 5
      Don't roll them too fine.
    6. 6
      Heat oil in pan.
    7. 7
      Add shrimp to the cracker crumbs, a few at a time and coat well.
    8. 8
      Drop into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
    9. 9
      Remove and drain on paper towels.
    10. 10
      Do not over cook as this toughens the shrimp.
    11. 11
      The amount of crackers and eggs you use depends on the amount of shrimp you want to fry.
    12. 12
      The more shrimp, the more crackers and eggs.
    13. 13
      Preparation time also depends on the amount of shrimp you are frying.

    Browse Our Top Healthy Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 26, 2012

      55

      This recipe was fantastic in both it's simplicity and it's results. Crunchy, crispy fried shrimp that tasted like shrimp, not breading! A must try recipe.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on December 26, 2005

      45

      This recipe couldn't be quicker or easier. I did crush the crackers fairly fine, but not to a powder. And the salt on the crackers gave a good result since I like salt. I might suggest than you could add your own herbs or spices to the cracker crumbs to suit your own taste. I made a pound of shrimp and about half of it did not get eaten immediately. I threw the remainder into a 375 degree oven later on and they heated up nice and crispy in about three or four minutes without toughening the shrimp at all. I would highly recommend this recipe.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on September 23, 2005

      55

      Your description couldn't be more true. This is a wonderful coating for shrimp! A+ Thank You for posting.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Advertisement

    Nutritional Facts for Easy Fried Shrimp

    Serving Size: 1 (195 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 711.1
     
    Calories from Fat 153
    21%
    Total Fat 17.1 g
    26%
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    20%
    Cholesterol 472.4 mg
    157%
    Sodium 2625.7 mg
    109%
    Total Carbohydrate 86.8 g
    28%
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    13%
    Sugars 2.7 g
    10%
    Protein 48.0 g
    96%

    Ideas from Food.com

    “Everything

    Everything Holidays

    Make this season merry, bright and manageable with our easy ideas.

    Advertisement


    Food.com Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes