Air Fryer Fried Shrimp

Air fryer fried shrimp on a plate with remoulade sauce on the side
Prep Time
55 min
4 servings

These air-fryer shrimp are perfectly crispy and easy to make without the hassle of heating up a large pot of oil. Serve with our spicy remoulade, or substitute any of your favourite condiments for dipping.



Fried Shrimp

Nonstick cooking spray
lb(s) large shrimp (16/20 count), peeled and deveined, tails on
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
cup all-purpose flour
large eggs
cup panko breadcrumbs

Spicy Remoulade Sauce

cup mayonnaise
Tbsp chopped pickled jalapenos
Tbsp whole grain mustard
Tbsp ketchup
Tbsp hot sauce
scallion, thinly sliced



Special equipment: a 3.5-quart air fryer. You may need to fry the shrimp in 2 to 3 batches, depending on the size of your air-fryer basket.

Step 1

Spray the basket of a 3.5-quart air fryer with cooking spray and set aside. Pat the shrimp dry between a couple paper towels, then season with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

Step 2

Whisk the flour with ¾ teaspoon salt and few grinds of pepper in a shallow bowl or baking dish. Whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt in another shallow bowl. Add the panko to a third shallow bowl. Dip a shrimp in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess, then dip in the beaten eggs. Dredge in the panko, turning until evenly coated. Transfer to a large plate or a rimmed baking sheet and repeat with the remaining shrimp.

Step 3

Preheat the air fryer to 385ºF. Working in batches, place some of the shrimp in a single layer in the fryer basket, then spray lightly with more cooking spray. Cook until the shrimp are golden brown and cooked through, flipping halfway through, about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, stir together the mayonnaise, pickled jalapenos, mustard, ketchup, hot sauce and scallion in a small bowl until smooth. Serve with the fried shrimp for dipping.

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