Better Than Fried Shrimp Recipe
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Better Than Fried Shrimp Recipe

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Here’s a fabulous alternative to battered and deep-fried shrimp. Coating the shrimp with panko breadcrumbs, spraying with cooking spray and then baking give this appetizer a wonderful crunch without all the saturated fat and calories of deep-frying. —Cher Schwartz, Ellisville, Missouri
Featured In: Top 10 Shrimp Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 30 uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 28 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine egg whites and milk. In a third shallow bowl, combine flour, seafood seasoning, salt and pepper. Dip shrimp in the flour mixture, egg mixture, then bread crumbs.
  2. Place shrimp on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; spritz shrimp with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8-12 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and coating is golden brown, turning once. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Better Than Fried Shrimp in Healthy Cooking February/March 2011, p62

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rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 264801
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

"This is a wonderful alternative to fried. I used Red Lobster Seafood Seasoning. It is great stuff. I have found it recently at Kroger, Winn-Dixie and Publix supermarkets. 30 shrimp equals 30 servings? Has anyone ever eaten just 1 shrimp? lol"

cindihartline User ID: 6608007 254179
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2016

"This shrimp was tasty, but I did it different. I only added 1/2 tsp salt and nothing else. I love cocktail sauce so I wanted a shrimp flavor only."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 240374
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"These were very yummy! We were a little worried that, because they were "healthy", they wouldn't have enough flavor. Well, we were wrong! For the seafood seasoning I used Old Bay, and then omitted the salt and pepper (there is plenty of both in Old Bay). There was just enough of the Old Bay taste on each shrimp for it to be yummy, but not overpowering. I too cut the recipe in half (for just two of us) and also used Canola Oil cooking spray. I will be making this one again!"

parksville User ID: 1598935 194058
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"These were really good and very easy to prepare. Made a half portion for two of us of the Cilantro Dipping Sauce from TOH's Grilled Shrimp w/ Cilantro Dipping Sauce and it was delicious. We had the shrimp for dinner, but they could also be used as an appetizer. Yum, yum!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 109308
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"wonderful. Tasty and crispy. Used all purpose seasoning, Italian seasoned panko crumbs (was all I could find at the store) and regular cooking spray."

123grandmama User ID: 6833607 182535
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"easy to make family loved it"

Tomcatlover User ID: 1268955 114562
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"This is great!!"

sls777 User ID: 6137319 114561
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"This is a very simple way to endulge in "fried" shrimp, without the expense of going to a restaurant, plus it's alot healthier!!"

soccerfille3 User ID: 6860549 182533
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"These shrimp were excellent, both with or without cocktail sauce!"

ifmom User ID: 152992 177166
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"My DD was making sushi/California rolls for dinner & I thought we needed something else. This filled the niche. I forgot to spray them, but they were still tasty! :)"

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