Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp: Southern Style
Following this simple recipe for air fryer breaded shrimp results in a delicious, healthier version of that southern favorite. You'll be serving crispy, golden brown shrimp without all the oil in just minutes!
1 pound shrimp peeled, deveined with tails on 1 egg slightly beaten 1 Tablespoon milk ¾ cup cracker meal can substitute cornmeal + 2 Tbsp. flour 1-1½ teaspoons salt fine mist oil spray the type for spraying food (without propellant)
Mix egg and milk in shallow dish. Mix cracker meal (or cornmeal and flour) with salt in shallow dish. Dip shrimp in egg mixture 4-5 at a time and drain excess before laying in meal mixture. Make sure each shrimp is coated in meal mixture and lay out on air fryer basket (which has been sprayed with oil) with space between. Spray shrimp with light coating of oil. Cook in air fryer at 350° for 5 minutes and then turn shrimp. Spray with light coating of oil and cook 2-3 minutes more, watching shrimp for doneness.
For Gluten Free, use ¾ cup cornmeal and 2 Tablespoons of almond flour to bread shrimp.
If using a smaller air fryer you will need to cook a pound of shrimp in 2-3 batches.
Calories: 170 kcal Carbohydrates: 7 g Protein: 25 g Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g Trans Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 224 mg Sodium: 1123 mg Potassium: 333 mg Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 1 g Vitamin A: 65 IU Calcium: 101 mg Iron: 1 mg