Air fryer fried shrimp is perfectly crispy and golden brown. Get dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes with this easy recipe.

close up of fried shrimp

Air fryer fried shrimp

Do you love shrimp? I sure do and the air fryer makes it even easier! No need to stand over a hot stove frying shrimp when you can make this crispy shrimp in the air fryer.

It is a game changer! If you love crispy fried shrimp, give this easy recipe a try. I think you will love it!

You definitely can get dinner on the table fast when you use the air fryer. If you have been on the fence about getting one, go ahead! You will not be disappointed.

shrimp dipped in tarter sauce

Let’s make this easy shrimp!

Once you make it, you will see how easy it is. It is a family favorite and on our regular menu plan rotation now! I bet you will agree!

ingredients for recipe: shrimp, eggs, bread crumbs, flour

Ingredients: 

  • Large Shrimp – Tails Removed and Deveined 
  • Flour 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Panko Bread Crumbs 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Cooking Spray 

shrimp on plate with cocktail sauce.

How to fry shrimp in air fryer

First, preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees.  No worries if your air fryer does not have a preheat option. You can set the air fryer to 390 degrees and let it run for 5 minutes. You will be all set!

Second, get out 3 small bowls. Put the flour in 1 bowl, beat the eggs together in a separate bowl and the last bowl is for the bread crumbs and seasoning.  

Shrimp dredged in flour and bread crumb mixture.
Shrimp cooking in air fryer

Next, dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture, then dip in the egg mixture and then coat in the bread crumbs. 

Keep repeating the process with the remaining shrimp until they are all coated.

Now, spray all of the shrimp with cooking spray. Place the shrimp in the air fryer basket in a single layer. 

shrimp in air fryer

Let the shrimp cook for 4 minutes and then flip the shrimp. Spray the other side and cook for another 4 minutes.

shrimp in air fryer

Keep repeating this process until all the shrimp have been cooked.

shrimp in air fryer

fried shrimp on plate with cocktail sauce

Serving ideas for fried shrimp in air fryer:

How to store:

If you have any leftovers, refrigerate for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes to warm them up and make them crispy again!

FRESH VS FROZEN SHRIMP

If you prefer to use frozen shrimp, that is fine. However, I would thaw the shrimp prior to assembling in the flour mixture.

Kids love Air Fryer popcorn shrimp.

They are just so crispy and perfectly golden. Kids will eagerly gobble this up. Try this for dinner and be prepared for everyone to love it!

Make Air Fryer fried shrimp recipe!

I love how easy this is and the time it saves from deep frying. It is a really great recipe. The bread crumbs make it really crispy and the air fryer is a game changer.

We just love cooking in ours.

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Air fryer fried shrimp

5 from 4 votes
Air fryer fried shrimp is perfectly crispy and golden brown. Get dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes with this easy recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 175
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Large Shrimp – Tails Removed and Deveined
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then set the air fryer to 390 degrees F and run for 5 minutes.
  • Place the flour in 1 bowl, beat the eggs together in a separate bowl and combine the bread crumbs and seasoning together in a 3rd bowl.
  • Coat the shrimp in the flour mixture, then dip the shrimp in the eggs and then coat in the bread crumbs mixture.
  • Complete this process with the remaining shrimp.
  • Spray the shrimp with a the cooking spray.
  • Add the shrimp to the air fryer basket in a single layer.  Cook for 4 minutes at 390 degrees F.
  • Flip the shrimp and spray the other side with the cooking spray as well.
  • Cook for 4 more minutes.
  • Follow the same process until all the shrimp is cooked.
  • Serve with your favorite type of cocktail sauce and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes to reheat them up and make them crispy again!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 175kcal, Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 20g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 245mg, Sodium 1069mg, Potassium 117mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 80IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 139mg, Iron 3mg

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