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Southern Fried Shrimp

Southern Fried Shrimp

These southern fried shrimp are darned good shrimp. I love shrimp, cooked any way you can imagine.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy, deep-fried, shirmp, southern
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 3 pounds
Calories 563kcal
Author Mike



  • Place shrimp into a resealable container or baggie.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the buttermilk and mustard.
  • Pour mixture in with the shrimp, seal, and shake gently to coat.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Whisk together the fish fry mix and cayenne.
  • Heat 3" of oil in a Dutch oven to 325 F.
  • Working in batches, remove shrimp from container. Shake off excess marinade then transfer to the fry mix. Roll and coat. Shake off an excess coating and place in hot oil.
  • Fry shrimp 1 1/2 minutes per side then transfer to a wire rack or paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or on a po boy.


Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 98g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1161mg | Sodium: 3750mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 822IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 847mg | Iron: 10mg