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.