Japanese-style deep-fried shrimp, also known as “ebi fry,” can provide several benefits. Here are some of them:

  1. High in protein: Shrimp is a good source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissues, including muscles.
  2. Low in calories: Shrimp is relatively low in calories compared to other meat sources, making it a good option for people looking to manage their weight.
  3. Rich in nutrients: Shrimp is a good source of various nutrients, such as selenium, vitamin B12, and zinc, that are important for maintaining good health.
  4. Delicious taste: Japanese-style deep-fried shrimp is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, making it a delicious treat that can satisfy your cravings.
  5. Versatile dish: Ebi fry can be served as an appetizer, a main course, or even as a topping for rice bowls, making it a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in different ways.

However, it’s important to note that deep-fried foods should be consumed in moderation as they can be high in fat and calories. It’s also recommended to balance your diet with a variety of nutrient-dense foods to ensure optimal nutrition.

Japanese-Style Deep-Fried Shrimp

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 630 kcal


  • To make Japanese-style deep-fried shrimp, you will need the following equipment:
  • Deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot You will need a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot to fry the shrimp. A deep fryer is recommended as it helps to regulate the temperature of the oil, but a heavy-bottomed pot can also work well.
  • Tongs or Slotted Spoon You will need tongs or a slotted spoon to remove the shrimp from the hot oil.
  • Paper Towels You will need paper towels to drain the excess oil from the fried shrimp.
  • Wire rack It's ideal to place the freshly fried shrimp on a wire rack so that any excess oil can drip down.
  • Bowls for breading You will need two bowls - one for flour and cornstarch mixture and another for beaten egg mixture.
  • Whisk Whisk is required to beat the eggs until they're frothy in texture.
  • Breading Ingredients To bread the shrimp, you'll need all-purpose flour, cornstarch, eggs, panko breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.
  • With these items on hand, you should be able to make delicious Japanese-style deep-fried shrimp at home.


  • 1  pound medium shrimp, peeled (tails left on) and deveined
  • ½  teaspoon  salt
  • ½  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • ½  teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1  cup  all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon paprika
  • large  eggs, beaten
  • 1  cup panko crumbs
  • 1  quart  vegetable oil for frying


  • Step 1
    Place shrimp in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Combine flour and paprika as one in a shallow bowl. Place eggs in a subsequent bowl and panko in a third bowl.
  • Step 2
    Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Step 3
    Dunk each shrimp into flour blend, then into egg, lastly into panko scraps to cover.
  • Step 4
    Broil a couple of shrimp at a time in the hot oil until brilliant brown, around 5 minutes. Eliminate with an opened spoon and channel on paper towels prior to serving.


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