Southern Fried Shrimp recipe

Certainly! Here’s a simple recipe for Southern Fried Shrimp:


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a bowl, marinate the shrimp in buttermilk for at least 30 minutes. This helps tenderize the shrimp and adds flavor.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the seasoned flour mixture.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a large, deep skillet to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Remove the shrimp from the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off. Dredge each shrimp in the seasoned flour mixture, making sure to coat it thoroughly.
  5. Carefully place the coated shrimp into the hot oil, a few at a time, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until the shrimp turn golden brown and crispy.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried shrimp from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  7. Repeat the process until all the shrimp are fried.
  8. Serve the Southern Fried Shrimp hot, with your favorite dipping sauce or alongside coleslaw and hushpuppies for a classic Southern meal.

Enjoy your delicious Southern Fried Shrimp!


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