Red Lobster Batter-Fried Shrimp

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Starfire aka Wendy

Batter-fried shrimp is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Especially when shared. Perfect for dipping, this little finger food is fodder for good times.

Top Review by Rockytop321

I was using small shrimp and thankfully the batter wasn't too thick. I shook off the excess batter. Just followed the exact recipe, and they turned out great. Making sure the oil was hot enough (but not too hot) and cooking in small batches helped. Also I cooked to a golden brown to make sure the shrimp got cooked. My niece worked at Red Lobster, and said they tasted identical. Thanks for the recipe, it's my go to for now on!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 2 quarts Oil for deep frying.
  2. Preheat oil to 350 degrees. Combine ½ cup oil and egg; beat well. Add remaining ingredients except oil for frying and stir until well blended.
  3. Dip shrimp into batter to coat. Drop shrimp into hot oil and fry for 30-60 seconds or until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon; drain on paper towel.
  4. Used with permission by Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture; Bob Crawford, Commissioner.
  5. Chef's Tip:.
  6. Add a ½ teaspoons of baking powder to batter to make a much lighter crust, or use beer instead of milk for a barley flavor.

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