Fried old Bay shrimp
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Fried Old Bay Shrimp

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Fried old Bay shrimp have just a few simple ingredients and also a yummy, easy to make dipping sauce.

It can be served as an appetizer or as a meal with a few side dishes.

The secret to getting them extra crunchy is a combo of panko bread crumbs and cornstarch.

Ingredients for the fried shrimp

How to make fried old Bay shrimp

First pat dry a pound of jumbo shrimp that have been peeled and deveined.

Then add a cup of panko bread crumbs, a tablespoon of cornstarch, and a tablespoon of old Bay seasoning to a bowl.

Next crack an egg in a separate bowl and beat it with a fork.

For my frying oil I am using vegetable oil, an inch or two deep in a small saucepan over medium heat on the stove.

Breading station for the shrimp

Check the oil temperature with a thermometer after four or five minutes;

Once the oil is at 350 degrees we are ready to fry some shrimp!

I recommend frying the shrimp in small batches, maybe four to five shrimp per batch.

Dip a few shrimp in the egg and then coat well with the panko mixture.

And gently place them into the oil for one to two minutes.

Shrimp cooking and oil

Remove the shrimp once they are golden brown and place on paper towels to drain the excess oil.

Repeat frying the remaining shrimp.

Fried old Bay shrimp on paper towels after cooking

Serve fried old Bay shrimp with some lemon wedges and old Bay aioli!

To make the aioli simply combine some mayonnaise, old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, and a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce.

Fried old Bay shrimp
Fried old Bay shrimp
Fried old Bay shrimp

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Fried Old Bay Shrimp

Fried Old Bay Shrimp is an easy recipe with shrimp seasoned to perfection, breaded, then fried served with an old Bay aioli for dipping

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Fried, Old Bay, Recipe, Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 277 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

Fried Old Bay Shrimp

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp old Bay seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • vegetable oil (enough to fill a small saucepan about an inch or two deep)
  • lemon wedges

Old Bay Aioli

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 Tbsp old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce of choice

Instructions

Fried Old Bay Shrimp

  1. Pat the shrimp dry and set aside. Combine the panko bread crumbs, cornstarch, and old Bay seasoning in one bowl. Crack the egg in a separate bowl and beat with a fork.

  2. Fill a small saucepan about one to two inches deep with vegetable oil. Set over medium heat for about four to five minutes. Use a thermometer to check and see when the oil reaches 350 degrees.

  3. Once the oil reaches 350 degrees dip a few shrimp in the egg and then coat well with the panko bread crumbs . Gently place four to five shrimp at a time into the oil for one to two minutes.

  4. Once golden brown, remove them and place on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.

  5. Serve the shrimp with lemon wedges on the side and the old Bay aioli for dipping.

Old Bay Aioli

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and serve with the shrimp.

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