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Popcorn Shrimp

  • Non Veg
  • 20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Perhaps one of the best appetizers as far as sea food goes. Not only is it light and delicious to eat, it doesn’t take very long to prepare either. This combination of the protein-filled goodness of the shrimps with the crispiness of its exterior makes this dish one of the top choices as far as delicious appetizers go.

Health benefits:

  • Shrimp have one of the lowest calorie counts in all sea food items.
  • A single medium shrimp has only 7 calories.
  • A jumbo shrimp has only 14 calories.
  • They’re rich in Vitamin B12 and selenium.
  • They have the essential cholesterol that is good for the heart muscles.
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How to Make Popcorn Shrimp

  • Before you get started on the shrimp, make sure you have the pan on oiled up.
  • Once the oil has been heated up, bring down the flame and keep it on flame.
  • In a separate bowl, place the flour and spread evenly.
  • Whisk the eggs and milk in a separate bowl.
  • Add bread crumbs, salt, basil, parsley, garlic and onion powder in a third bowl.
  • After making sure the shrimp are properly peeled, press them into the flour.
  • Carefully coat them and make sure to get the adequate amount of flour on each one.
  • Now, take the shrimp and dip them into an egg mixture and press them into the bread crumbs.
  • Make sure you toss these shrimps in your hand to make sure no excess crumbs make their way in.
  • Place the breaded shrimp into a plate. Make sure to keep them separate and not let them mix.
  • Heat up the oil again.
  • Deep fry the breaded shrimp until they’re golden brown.
  • Place the fried shrimps into paper towel to drain the oil away.


  • There are more than 1,000 shrimp species around the world.
  • They’re one of the best swimmers in the aquatic world, hence hard to capture.
  • Shrimps are omnivorous.
  • Shrimps are the richest source of selenium in the world.

They are also one of the most important elements of the food chain in the eco-system.

Suman Bagga

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