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Easy and Delicious: Popcorn Shrimp

by anny

This delicious and easy recipe is the perfect option for a light weeknight dinner. Whether you want to make this meal on the weekend or weekday, this recipe will be a hit!



1 lb. Shrimp, cleaned, deveined and tails removed

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 c. all-purpose flour

2 large eggs, beaten

2 c. Panko bread crumbs

1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning

2 tbsp. milk

Vegetable oil for frying

For serving, lemon wedges


1 c. mayonnaise

2 tbsp. Pickle of finely chopped dill

2 tbsp. Capers

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. hot sauce

Take 1/2 lemon and muddle it.


Step 1 Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Line a large baking sheet with paper towels and place a wire cooling rack on top.
Step 2Place the flour, eggs, panko, and salt in three separate bowls. Mix Old Bay and panko together, then whisk in milk to make eggs.
Step 3 Dip each shrimp one at a while in flour, egg, and panko. Press to coat. Add enough oil to 1 inch up the sides of a large saucepan on medium heat. Heat oil to 375°F. In batches, add the shrimp to the oil and cook for about 1 to 2 mins. Place the shrimp in the oil with a slotted spoon. Add more salt to the pan immediately. Continue with the remaining shrimp.
Step 4: Make sauce. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise with pickles, mustard, capers and lemon juice. Keep refrigerated until ready for use.
Step 5 Serve shrimp warm with spicy tartar sauce, lemon wedges and butter.