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Kickin' Fried Shrimp

Kickin' Fried Shrimp

Where have I been that I have not been sprinkling my fried shrimp with Old Bay seasoning? Now I can’t stop doing it, and I have no intention of stopping either. These kickin’ fried shrimp are really great.
Course Appetizer or Main
Cuisine American
Keyword deep-fried, shrimp, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 341kcal



  • Heat 3-4" of oil to 350 F in a Dutch oven or deep fryer.
  • Place shrimp in a large bowl and season with 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay. Toss to coat.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, remaining Old Bay, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin.
  • In a shallow bowl or pie plate whisk together the eggs and buttermilk.
  • Add shrimp to the flour mixture and coat well. Shake off excess.
  • Dip shrimp in the egg mixture. Shake off excess.
  • Return shrimp to the flour mixture and coat well. Shake off excess.
  • Working in batches, fry the shrimp 3-4 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
  • Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • If desired, sprinkle a bit more Old Bay over the shrimp before serving with your favorite cocktail sauce.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 337mg | Sodium: 948mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 4mg