Crispy Fried Shrimp Appetizer Recipe

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Great alternative to meat for Christmas

A nice pastry shape sparks ideas and transforms a good appetizer into a great opportunity to impress your friends. These crispy fried shrimp are so tasty with some creamy sauce and a little spice!

If you didn’t know, people eat seafood for Christmas. Or at least, they eat more seafood than usual! I don’t know about other parts of the world, but this works very well for me, because I like seafood. And… if you’re more of a meat person for Christmas you can try adding something new to the menu.

Shrimp are very tasty so they are my favorites, beside octopus. I like them in pasta, with garlic and olive oil or simply fried. This Christmas I bought some nice looking puff pastry spoons and I got an idea to create a shrimp appetizer for them: crispy fried shrimp!

It’s not a very complicated dish to make, as you will see in the recipe below. You just need a little patience when frying the shrimp so they don’t burn and look their best.

I’m also giving you instructions on how to do a simple sauce that goes very well with your crispy fried shrimp. I felt like they needed something creamy on top. Hope you enjoy!

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Crispy Fried Shrimp

This is a great appetizer: it’s sweet, it’s spicy, it’s crunchy and all in one bite. And some people will be glad to find an alternative to pork!
Servings 6 people


Kitchen paper


  • 1 pound shrimp (400 grams, cleaned and deveined)
  • crumbs
  • chili powder
  • 1 egg
  • vegetable oil
  • chives
  • puff pastry spoons (or any other shape, for plating)


  • Take a shrimp, dump it in the beaten egg where you put some chilli powder
  • Roll it in the crumbs until all sides of the shrimp are covered
  • In a preheated pan at high temperature, filled with vegetable oil, put the shrimp in and let it cook on each side for 2 mins.
  • Take it out on a plate over a paper towel, to absorb the extra oil.
  • This goes very well with a simple sauce: mix ketchup and mayonnaise in a bowl until it has a uniform color.
  • For plating, you’ll also need chopped chives. So, take the puff pastry spoons, add the shrimp, put a little sauce on it and sprinkle some chives.

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