Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp


A fun party snack or meal served with a side dish or tossed salad. Light and crunchy and not greasy because it is cooked in an air fryer.

1/2 cup (about 2 1/8 oz.) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs, well beaten
2 tablespoons water
2 cups panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 pound frozen peeled, deveined raw small shrimp, thawed and patted dry
Cooking spray
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (from 1 small lemon)
3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

Step 1
Stir together flour, garlic powder, and salt in a shallow dish. Stir together eggs and water in a separate shallow dish. Toss together panko and oil in a separate shallow dish to evenly coat.

Step 2
Working in batches, toss shrimp in flour mixture; shake to remove excess, and dip in egg mixture. Dip in panko mixture; shake to remove excess, and place in a bowl.

Step 3
Preheat a 5.3-quart air fryer to 360°F for 2 to 3 minutes. Working in 4 batches, place about 14 shrimp in air fryer basket; coat with cooking spray. Cook until shrimp is crisp and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer cooked shrimp to a platter.

Step 4
Stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, Old Bay seasoning, and sugar in a small bowl. Serve with shrimp.




Joanne said...

These sound delicious!! I don't use my air fryer all that often because of all the batches it takes to feed us all but I can't deny that food tastes so darn good when it's been cooked in it!