Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp

Seriously the easiest keto fried shrimp recipe! You don’t have to give up that yummy, crispy flavor of fried food using this process. Don’t like to fry?  We’ve included an optional air fryer process, too!

Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp

Keto Fried Shrimp

Crispy, Juicy OPTIONAL AIR FRYER

If you’re big on seafood, I’m not kidding when I say you might want to double this keto fried shrimp recipe. It’s that good! And if you’re on the hunt for a good keto air fryer recipe, this is perfect. We made it on the stove top, but it can be made in the air fryer as well.

These little guys are perfect for your air fryer.  If you are new to air frying, check out these tips first, Air Fryer Mistakes.  They may help you avoid issues.  For me it was a definite learning curve. 

Just scroll down for the recipe for this keto fried shrimp!

Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp tails peeled and deveined
  • cooking oil of choice
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Before you get started, be sure to gather up all your ingredients. It’s important to note that you want plain and unsweetened almond milk. Do not use anything flavored.

Heat the oil of choice in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Optionally, you can use an air fryer; preheat now if using.

Clean and wash shrimp, leaving the tails intact.

In a bowl, mix together the almond flour, egg, almond milk, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper until combined.

Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp

Once the oil is hot, hold the shrimp by the tail and dip into the batter and get a thick coating.

Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp

Carefully place the shrimp into the oil, only cooking a few at a time to avoid overcrowding. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until golden brown on the outsides and opaque in the center.

Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp

Repeat dipping and frying for all of the remaining shrimp. Service with your choice of dipping sauce, a fresh salad, or other low carb side. Enjoy!

Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp

Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp

Be sure to try our Keto Chili! 

Yield: 6 servings

Keto Crispy Batter Fried Shrimp

Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp

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Super crispy keto fried shrimp, cooked to perfection

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp tails, peeled and deveined
  • cooking oil of choice
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
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Instructions

  1. Heat the oil of choice in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Optionally, you can use an air fryer; preheat now if using.
  2. Clean and wash shrimp, leaving the tails intact.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the almond flour, egg, almond milk, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper until combined.
  4. Once the oil is hot, hold the shrimp by the tail and dip into the batter and get a thick coating. 
  5. Carefully place the shrimp into the oil, only cooking a few at a time to avoid overcrowding. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until golden brown on the outsides and opaque in the center.
  6. Repeat dipping and frying for all of the remaining shrimp. Service with your choice of dipping sauce, a fresh salad, or other low carb side. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Do not use flavored almond milk; be sure it is plan and unsweetened

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 350

Nutrition facts are auto- populated by the app for this recipe card, numbers may vary. For best results, input your exact brand ingredients into a recipe analyzer like Verywell or MyFitnessPal.
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Cuisine:

American

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Category: Appetizer

Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp

Keto Crispy Fried Shrimp
NOTE – THE FRYING OIL IS NOT LISTED IN THIS NUTRITION LABEL. It is difficult to calculate how much would actually be assumed when frying. For example- frying at a low temperature allows oil to seep into food, ultimately resulting in consuming more oil.

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