Fried Shrimp Basket

The flavor of these fried shrimp is absolutely fantastic. The Gullah seasoning originates from the islands off South Carolina and is inspired by Creole tastes. It’s what makes these shrimp soooo very good. I served them in a basket with some homemade fries. Food is always better when served in a basket. I learned that long ago.

Fried Shrimp Basket

You’ll have plenty of leftover Gullah seasoning after making a basked of fried shrimp. That’s a good thing. Save it for more shrimp or use it in any recipe that calls for Creole seasoning. It’s also great for sprinkling on the fries you’ll want to make with these shrimp.

I’m convinced that everything tastes better when it’s served in a basket. My roadside shrimp basket is further proof.

Also try my batter-fried shrimp.

Fried Shrimp Basket
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Fried Shrimp Basket

Wonderfully-spiced shrimp perfect with a hot-out-of-the fryer fries!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword deep-fried, shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 333kcal


For the Gullah Seasoning (makes more than you'll need)

For the shrimp


For the Gullah Seasoning

  • Place all ingredients into a owl and whisk to comibne. Transfer to a resealable airtight container.

For the shrimp

  • Heat 3" of oil to 350 F in a deep fryer or Dutch oven.
  • Place a wire rack over a baking sheet.
  • In one bowl combine the flour and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the Gullah seasoning.
  • In another bowl place the buttermilk.
  • Working in batches, dip the shrimp first in the buttermilke, then in the flour. Coat completely then shake off any excess. Place on the wire rack.
  • Place a wire rack over another baking sheet.
  • Fry the shrimp until golden brown, 1-2 minutes per side. Remove to the rack to drain.
  • Serve immediately with hot fries.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 5306mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 732IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 9mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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