Fried Shrimp in air fryer are crunchy moist and delicious. They are quick and easy to cook with the cook time of less than 10 minutes.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time8 minutesmins
Course: Appetizer, dinner
Author: Matt Freund
1/2 PoundMedium Shrimp Peeled and Deveined
1/2Cup All Purpose Flour
3/4CupPanko Bread Crumbs (Plain or Seasoned)
2EggsBeaten with 2 Tbsp. Water
1tspBlack Pepper (Divided)
1 tspSmoked Paprika
1/2tspOlive Oil or Cooking Spray
Breading the Shrimp
It helps to have three separate bowls. In the bowls do you want to place flour, egg wash, breadcrumbs in that order.
Season the flower with half the salt and pepper. Season the breadcrumbs with the other half of the salt and pepper and also the garlic and smoked paprika.
Make sure that your shrimp are fairly dry. Dredgeneach shrimp and flour and then dip in the egg wash and then the Panko breadcrumbs. Coat each shrimp liberally with Panko.Repeat until all shrimp are done. Place completed shrimp on a plate.
Place shrimp in refrigerator for 10 minutes. This makes the breading adhere better.
Cooking the Shrimp
Preheat air fryer 5 minutes 390 Degrees
Place shrimp in air fryer in single layer. Cook 2 minutes
Open air fryer and spray shrimp with cooking spray or olive oil spray. Cook 3 minutes more.
Flip Shrimp and cook remaining 3 minutes or until preferred doneness.
If you are using seasoned Panko breadcrumbs you can skip seasoning them with salt and pepper or salt and pepper them to taste.