Every time I come up with a mind-blowing recipe that is easy to make and foolproof, I really do jump up and down, guys. This fried shrimp recipe is no exception.
About this fried shrimp recipe
I put two pounds of shrimp in my grocery basket, without really knowing what to do with them. Normally, lemon, butter and dill do the trick.
Bryan and I have opted out of eating pasta, except for my favorite konjac noodles when we’re really missing it.
Blood sugar is sometimes a struggle for me, so although I enjoy the occasional carb, I try not to make it a big habit. I’m aiming to live a complication-free life with type 2 diabetes.
So, as I’m coming up with recipes, I try to think about both Bryan and I’s food preferences.
My husband is a southern boy, who likes fried foods. That isn’t changing.
While I can’t change him, I can change the way we eat, and experiment to see how close I can get to our favorites.
What’s the secret with this fried shrimp?
There are two secrets about this fried shrimp recipe.
The biggest secret is that this fried shrimp isn’t deep-fried.
It’s air fried! Without a ton of oil, you still get that crunchy exterior you’re looking for. It’s a pretty delicious treat!
The second biggest secret? The “breading” is pork rinds.
Yes, forreal. Pork rinds.
Pork rinds are a great alternative for traditional breading because they have a nice crunch, and a mild taste if you make them right.
You’re going to mix your spices in with pork rinds you’ve run through a dry blender, or food processor. I have found food processors work best.
Then, you’ll coat your shrimp in egg. I added a bit of pepper to my egg.
Then, bread the shrimp. You can coat them individually, or if you’re in a pinch like I was, just dump the breading into the bowl and mix.
If you’re not in a pinch, it’s actually better to coat them individually so that you get a more even crust on every side.
Then, you’ll throw the shrimp into your air fryer. Cook it to the specs of your individual air fryer, but my shrimp cooked in about 20 minutes at 325 degrees. Your shrimp’s internal temp should be 145 degrees.
I hope you enjoy this delicious and wacky fried shrimp recipe. I had a great time making it!Print