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Better For You Fried Shrimp

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Better for you crispy and flavorful shrimp? Yes, please!

If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe that’s sure to impress, look no further than our Better For You Fried Shrimp! With just a handful of ingredients, this dish comes together in no time and can be used in a variety of ways. Whether you’re looking to add some protein and crunch to a salad, create delicious shrimp tacos, or serve alongside a steak for a surf and turf, this recipe is versatile enough to suit any occasion.

To make this dish better for you we opted for gluten-free flour and Panko for a crispy coating that is perfect for those with dietary restrictions. And by using avocado oil, the shrimp is fried perfectly with a high smoke point oil that won’t leave your kitchen smelling like fried food.

WOT we love about this recipe: It can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to heat and serve.

Better For You Fried Shrimp


  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp
  • ½ cup gluten free flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup gluten free panko
  • cup avocado oil for frying 


  • Place the flour in a medium size bowl along with the salt. Stir to combine. Place the eggs in a second bowl. Finally, place the panko in a third bowl.
  • Dip each shrimp first into the flour, then into the egg, then into the panko. Place each breaded shrimp on a plate and work in batches of about 8 shrimp.
  • With the avocado oil, coat the bottom of a heavy skillet. You do not need a lot of oil, but a nice coating for the shrimp to cook. Heat oil until the handle of a wooden spoon has bubbles form when placed in the oil. If you’re using a thermometer, heat it to about 350 degrees.
  • Working in a couple of batches, gently place your first batch of 8 breaded shrimp in the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on rack fitted baking sheet. While the first batch is cooking, bread the remaining shrimp, plate, and set aside.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining shrimp.
  • Serve shrimp immediately, or you can make these ahead of time and refrigerate them on a rack-fitted baking sheet. When you’re ready to serve, preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and in 10 minutes or less, these shrimps heat up perfectly and keep their crunch!
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by Camila Alves McConaughey