Three panko fried shrimps on a round plate with green salad, a tomato and a wedge of lemon and tartat sauce
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Fried Shrimp

How to make plump and succulent fried shrimp the Japanese way with step by step photos and tips for presentation, and how to prepare the shrimp.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: #Ebi Fry, #Fried Prawn, #fried shrimp
Servings: 10 Ebi fry
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 10 Shrimps
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbs plain flour
  • 1 tbs Japanese mayonaise
  • 50 ml water
  • Oil for deep fry *5
  • Green salad leaves to serve *1
  • cherry tomatoes *1
  • wedges of lemon *1
  • Tartar sauce *2


  • Prepare the shrimp by removing the shell and deveining it.
  • Score the shrimps belly 2-3 places and snap the muscle to prevent the shrimps from curling up. *3
  • Mix the egg, flour, water, and mayonnaise in a small bowl to make a batter.
  • Coat shrimps with the batter then place into the Panko crumbs and coat. *4
  • Heat some frying oil in a deep pan until it reaches around 180 °C(356°F).
  • Fry each shrimp until it's crispy and golden brown on both sides then set aside on paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  • Serve the fried shrimps with vegetables and top with Tartar sauce.


*1 serving suggestion ingredients
*2 Tartar sauce recipe here
*3 Details in the post and see the step by step photos. 
*4 Try not to coat the tails for better presentation
*5 It usually absorb about 25ml to 30ml but you need at least 500ml to deep fry.
*6 Nutritional value is indication only as it is difficult to calculate the oil absorption. The calories is per one Fried shrimp.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg