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Deep Fried Prawns

Deep fried prawns with garlic dip on a white decorative tray on a yellow napkin.

These Deep Fried Prawns are juicy on the inside and super crispy on the outside. I like to dip them in some garlic concoction which I make by stirring some pressed garlic, water and oil together.  From start to finish, it’s all super simple, yet so, so delicious!

If you have been reading my blog for some time you will know that I just relatively recently started eating shrimp. The first experience I ever had, was at an upscale Chinese restaurant where my husband ordered coconut shrimp, which of course was deep fried with some sort of butter to dip them in. It was my first time trying them and I instantly fell in love! They were so delicious and nothing like I imagined them to be. A little later after that, I bought myself a deep fryer because I already imagined re-creating them at home.

Deep fried prawns dipped in garlic dip on a white decorative tray.

I never got to the ‘coconut’ part of the “coconut shrimp”, so these are just deep fried prawns, yet like anything else fried they are as my husband likes to say “the bomb!”.
Get some shrimp next time you’re at the store and get frying!

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Deep Fried Prawns

5 from 5 votes

Crispy battered fried prawns recipe with a sweet garlic dip.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried prawns
Calories: 163 kcal
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 lb thawed peeled, deveined prawns
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the garlic dip


  1. Prepare the garlic dip first:
  2. In a deep dish, combine 1/8 cup oil and 1/8 cup water and whisk together for about 1 minute. Add 4 pressed garlic and 1/2 tsp salt and whisk again to combine. Set aside.

  3. To fry the prawns:
  4. Fill a deep fryer with oil or pour about 2 inches of oil into a heavy cast iron pot. Turn the heat on the deep fryer to 350 or turn the heat on the stove to medium high.
  5. Wash the cleaned and deveined prawns under running water. Dry them off with a towel.
  6. In a gallon-sized bag combine 1 cup breadcrumbs, 2 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Add the prawns and shake the bag to cover the prawns.

  7. Once the oil is hot, drop the prawns, about 4-5 at a time and fry them until golden. Remove and toss them on a paper towel to absorb extra oil. Continue with the rest of the shrimp.

Recipe Notes

Serve right away with garlic dip.

Nutrition Facts
Deep Fried Prawns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 1049mg46%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 132mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Marina | Let the Baking Begin

Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • Aigerim

    As an Italian I eat pasta on a daily basis. This is such a simple yummy dish annyoe would like. It will be next on my list. I have just recently found a place where to get good prawns which are frozen but very sweet and full of flavour as they were frozen on the boat. Prawns are so versatile!

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  • Elina

    Where do you buy your panko bread crumbs…?

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    • Safeway, WInco, Fred Meyer, any of these stores carry them. If you can not fInd them, ask someone who works there, they wIll help you.

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    • Sharon

      you’ll find them in the area of all breadings like Shake and Bake, etc. Best thing that ever happened to fried food!

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