Panko Fried Shrimp with Classic Cocktail Sauce

Am I the only one that really craves seafood during the Summer? What is it about the long hot days that does it, I guess anything that reminds me of the beach will get my craving going! In all honesty, I could tear up the recipe I’m sharing today at ANY time of the year! These panko fried shrimp are just as good (if not better!) than any you will find at your local seafood joint! Pair them with my recipe for a classic cocktail sauce and you’re in shrimp heaven!

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Ingredients

Cocktail Sauce:

1 1/2 Cup                              Ketchup

1 1/2 Tbls                             Prepared Horseradish, cream style

 

Shrimp Assembly:

1 1/2 Pounds                        Shrimp, shell removed and de-veined, whatever size you prefer we used larger

2-4 Cups                               Panko Breadcrumbs, plain

2 tsp                                       Garlic Powder, Onion Powder (this is just a guide and about how much I used, season to your preference)

3 each                                    Eggs, beaten

1 Cup                                     All-purpose flour

Salt and Pepper to taste

Vegetable Oil for frying

Directions

An hour or so ahead of time make the cocktail sauce by combining the two ingredients in a bowl and mixing together. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in fridge. Now, before cooking the shrimp we have to get our station set up. You will need two plates and a bowl. On the first plate you are going to put the flour. Season with half of the garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. In the bowl crack the eggs and beat them. On the remaining plate put half of the breadcrumbs and season with the rest of the seasoning. Place your oil about half way up a deep sided frying pan over medium heat.  Your station should be set up like this:

Panko Fried Shrimp with Classic Cocktail Sauce recipe from https://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Shrimp #Fried #CocktailSauce

Now take the shrimp a couple at a time or one by one into each “station” making sure it is fully coated. In the flour knock off the excess, place into the egg, then into the breadcrumbs and finally into the hot oil. These only cook for 3-5 minutes total so then they look golden brown they’re done. You may need to replenish your breadcrumbs. So, just add more to the plate and season them just like before. Place the cooked shrimp onto a drying rack over a cookie sheet or something the excess oil can drip off onto.

Panko Fried Shrimp with Classic Cocktail Sauce recipe from https://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Shrimp #Fried #CocktailSauce

If you want to keep the shrimp warm while you fry the rest you can place it into a warm oven set to 170 degrees or however low your oven will go. This is so easy, just serve it with the cocktail sauce and some lemons if you like and that’s it!

Panko Fried Shrimp with Classic Cocktail Sauce recipe from https://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Shrimp #Fried #CocktailSauce

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for stopping by!

Panko Fried Shrimp with Classic Cocktail Sauce
Author: Dana @ ThisSillyGirlsLife.com
I could tear up the recipe I’m sharing today at ANY time of the year! These panko fried shrimp are just as good (if not better!) than any you will find at your local seafood joint! Pair them with my recipe for a classic cocktail sauce and you’re in shrimp heaven!
Ingredients
  • Cocktail Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 Tbls Prepared Horseradish, cream style
  • Shrimp Assembly:
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Shrimp, shell removed and de-veined, whatever size you prefer we used larger
  • 2-4 Cups Panko Breadcrumbs, plain
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder, Onion Powder (this is just a guide and about how much I used, season to your preference)
  • 3 each Eggs, beaten
  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. An hour or so ahead of time make the cocktail sauce by combining the two ingredients in a bowl and mixing together. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in fridge.
  2. Now, before cooking the shrimp we have to get our station set up. You will need two plates and a bowl.
  3. On the first plate you are going to put the flour. Season with half of the garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  4. In the bowl crack the eggs and beat them.
  5. On the remaining plate put half of the breadcrumbs and season with the rest of the seasoning.
  6. Place your oil about half way up a deep sided frying pan over medium heat.
  7. Now take the shrimp a couple at a time or one by one into each “station” making sure it is fully coated. In the flour knock off the excess, place into the egg, then into the breadcrumbs and finally into the hot oil.
  8. These only cook for 3-5 minutes total so then they look golden brown they’re done.
  9. You may need to replenish your breadcrumbs. So, just add more to the plate and season them just like before.
  10. Place the cooked shrimp onto a drying rack over a cookie sheet or something the excess oil can drip off onto. If you want to keep the shrimp warm while you fry the rest you can place it into a warm oven set to 170 degrees or however low your oven will go.
  11. This is so easy, just serve it with the cocktail sauce and some lemons if you like and that’s it!

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15 Comments at Panko Fried Shrimp with Classic Cocktail Sauce

  1. I think Panko is way better than any solo flour dredge. I just can not fry anything without it. Thanks for linking up to Inspiration in Progress.

  2. My oldest son would love this, Dana! I’ve pinned this to try one of these times when we have shrimp! Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends this week – I’ve also shared this on Facebook 🙂

  3. These look really good Dana, found your post on The Weekend Potluck! Pinning to my Sensational Seafood board.

    We’re also hosting our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party now through Tuesday evening, stop on over and link this up, our readers would love it too!

    Lori
    Who Needs A Cape? (Not Your Average Super Moms!)

  4. Saw this recipe yesterday and just tried it today. It was fantastic. I will be doing this quite often from now on. I didn’t know that it could be this simple.

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