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
- ⅓ 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!
All photos by Lorianne DeVita