Air Fryer Fried Shrimp cook up fabulously crispy and flavorful but without the added fat of deep frying. It only takes about 10 minutes start to finish to make them! Serve them with a little cocktail sauce for a healthy appetizer or meal.
There are 2 things I love about my Air Fryer.
One is how quickly it cooks things. These shrimp only take about 5 to 7 minutes to cook depending on their size and how well you have preheated the Air Fryer. The Air Fryer is also great for reheating leftovers in a short amount of time. I also love to toast English muffins in it.
Second is how little oil it takes to get things crispy. Just a couple of spritzes. That’s hardly any added calories.
I use the Air Fryer XL 5.3 QT Black Deluxe and it has a permanent place on my kitchen counter because I use it so much.
When you’re trying to eat healthy and even lose a few pounds, an Air Fryer is an awesome tool to have.
I use a bag of Zatarain’s Fish Fri-Crispy Southern for these Air Fryer Fried Shrimp. It comes in a 10-ounce bag and you will not use it all to coat the shrimp. To calculate the calories, I only added in the amount that ended up sticking to the shrimp. I did this by measuring the amount before and the amount of Fish Fri leftover and subtracting.
I love to serve Air Fryer Shrimp with an easy cocktail sauce. I just mix prepared horseradish with some Heinz Chili Sauce. I like mine to really have some kick so I add A LOT of horseradish.
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Air Fryer Fried Shrimp
Air Fryer Fried Shrimp cook up fabulously crispy and flavorful but without the added fat of deep frying. Only takes 10 minutes start to finish to make them!
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespooon milk
- 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, optional
- 1 package Seasoned fish fry I use Zatarain's
- 1 pound medium fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
Whisk together eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Add Tabasco sauce if desired.
Place fish fry in a large ziptop bag.
Coat shrimp in egg mixture. Drop about 5 shrimp at a time in the fish fry. Shake to coat. Place on a plate and repeat with remaining shrimp. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees. Lightly spray basket with cooking spray. Add about half the shrimp. You want them in one layer and not too crowded. Spray shrimp with cooking spray.
Air fry for about 5 to 7 minutes. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
Note: Nutritional Values are estimates only and can vary based on the brands or products used.
Terri Davidson says
These were fabulous. I just used milk and Tobasco since I don’t care for egg wash on shellfish. I used Avocado spray for some and Olive Oil for others, both were excellent.
Definitely a make again recipe!
Shane Hahn says
Do you have to turn these about half way through, or no?
Joshua Sandry says
Cassandra Willis says
Glad I found this recipe. I just got an Air Fryer and love my new toy!! I was wondering if fried shrimp would turn out right in the air fryer. This recipe took the guess work & trial and error out.
Kathy Willett says
I did not coat in egg wash. I just coated with shrimp fry…has a great taste but she shrimp looks flaky..(like the shrimp fry didn’t cook correvtly)..not sure how to correvt
Ruth Broadway says
I used flour will let you know
Lisa Marie Kennedy says
Did flour work on the shrimp?I just got mines today. My chicken breast was so good ..
Phyllis Draper says
I just got my air fryer! How did the flour work with the shrimp?
Michael Somerville says
The fish fry coating sticks best with something liquid, and ideally a bit viscous, coating the shrimp first, but egg could be omitted like the commenter above who used milk and Tabasco sauce. In the usually breading process, things are first tossed in flour (‘dredged’) before being dipped in milk/egg to help the coating adhere, but this step is sometimes omitted. After dipping in the fish fry coating, the light mist of oil hydrates the flour a little so it’s not dry and flaky, and it helps everything crisp up. My air fryer is new and I love it, but I do use a little oil, not omit it entirely. The photos in the recipe look a bit like there’s not enough oil…patches of raw-looking flour. Other oil-free recipes like zucchini fries for example, look like that too.
vera watson says
Can you use frozen shrimp thawed?
Can I use my t-fall for this recipe. Had it already but was cooked in Ober fryer