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Breaded Butterfly Shrimp Recipe

This is a recipe for deep fried breaded shrimp
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: breaded shrimp, butterfly shrimp, deep fried shrimp, fried shrimp, shrimp appetizer
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb medium shrimp head removed, shelled, and deveined
  • 2 pieces eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika optional
  • 3 cups cooking oil


  • Butterfly the shrimp by running a knife lengthwise more than halfway through the back or front of the shrimp. Gently open the cut to form a butterfly-like figure. Make sure that the tail of the shrimp is still on.
  • Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  • Heat the oil in a deep cooking pot.
  • Dredge the shrimp in flour and then dip in the egg mixture.
  • Put the shrimp back on the flour mixture and shake a bit for the flour to coat.
  • Dip the flour coated shrimp back to the egg mixture and then place in the container where the Panko breadcrumbs are. Shake to coat.
  • Deep fry for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the color of the outer part turns golden brown.
  • Arrange in a plate lined with paper towel.
  • Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
  • Share and enjoy!


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 287mg | Sodium: 1573mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 4.3mg