• Canola oil for frying
  • 24 ounces large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

Egg Wash

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or milk)
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Dipping Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce

How To Make Crispy Fried Shrimp

  • Heat 1/2-inch of oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Line a large plate with a paper towel set aside.
  • In a cake pan or pie plate, whisk together eggs and buttermilk. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
  • Mix the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper in another cake pan.
  • Add shrimp to the egg mixture and coat well. Add the shrimp to the flour a few times and coat thoroughly. Place on a clean plate while you bread the remaining shrimp.
  • Add shrimp to the skillet, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for 3 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Drain on prepared plate. Continue until all shrimp is fried.