Embark on a culinary journey with Crispy Air-Fried Shrimp—a delightful and health-conscious rendition of the classic deep-fried favorite. In this innovative recipe, the air fryer takes center stage, transforming succulent shrimp into a masterpiece of crispiness without the excess oil. This dish not only satisfies your cravings for the familiar crunch of fried shrimp but also offers a guilt-free indulgence that aligns with a more health-conscious approach.

The preparation is a delightful play of textures and flavors. Each shrimp is meticulously coated in a sequence of almond flour for a subtle nuttiness, a bath in beaten eggs for a perfect binding layer, and a final roll in a mixture of shredded coconut, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. The result is a symphony of textures—crispy, tender shrimp with a flavorful coconut crust.

The air fryer, preheated to a golden 400°F (200°C), does the rest of the magic. In just 8-10 minutes, the shrimp emerge from the air fryer basket with a golden brown exterior and an enticing crispness that promises a delightful bite. A quick flip halfway through ensures uniform cooking, resulting in a platter of Crispy Air-Fried Shrimp that are as visually appealing as they are delicious.

Serve these golden nuggets of flavor immediately, accompanied by your favorite dipping sauce for a burst of additional taste. Whether enjoyed as an appetizer for a gathering or as a crunchy topping for salads, these Crispy Air-Fried Shrimp redefine the boundaries of healthier snacking without compromising on the joy of indulgence. Revel in the delight of a crunchy exterior giving way to perfectly cooked shrimp, all achieved with the magic of the air fryer.

Crispy Air-Fried Shrimp:


  • 1 pound (about 450 grams) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (you can use panko for extra crispiness)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray or olive oil (for spraying the shrimp)


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare the Breading Station: In three separate bowls, place the flour in one, beaten eggs in another, and combine breadcrumbs with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in the third.
  3. Bread the Shrimp: Dredge each shrimp in the flour, then dip into the beaten eggs, and finally coat with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the shrimp to adhere.
  4. Arrange in the Air Fryer: Place the breaded shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching.
  5. Air Fry: Air fry the shrimp at 400°F (200°C) for about 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Serve: Once done, remove the shrimp from the air fryer and serve immediately. You can squeeze some lemon juice over them for extra flavor.

Nutrition (Approximate values for a 4-ounce/113g serving):

  • Calories: Around 200-250 kcal
  • Protein: Approximately 20-25 grams
  • Total Fat: About 8-12 grams
    • Saturated Fat: Around 2-3 grams
    • Unsaturated Fat: About 5-8 grams
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 15-20 grams
  • Fiber: Around 1-2 grams
  • Sugars: Less than 1 gram
  • Sodium: Varies based on added salt and ingredients