Air fryers have become a popular kitchen appliance because they can cook a variety of dishes with less oil, making them a healthier alternative to deep frying. One dish that people often wonder if they can make in an air fryer is popcorn shrimp. The answer is yes! Here's how:
- 1 pound raw, peeled and deveined shrimp
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cooking spray or oil mister
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
- Place the flour in one shallow dish, the beaten eggs in another shallow dish, and the panko bread crumbs in a third shallow dish.
- Season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
- Dredge each shrimp first in the flour, then in the egg mixture, and finally coat it with panko bread crumbs.
- Lightly spray or mist the cooking oil onto each shrimp.
- Place as many shrimp as will fit without overcrowding into your air fryer basket.
- Cook for 5 minutes on one side; flip each piece of popcorn shrimp over and cook for another 3 minutes until golden brown on both sides.
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