Southern Fried Shrimp

Introduction: Indulge in the flavors of the South with this delightful Weight W Southern Fried Shrimp recipe. It’s a dish that perfectly balances crunchy textures with savory, mouthwatering flavors. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to prepare, making it a fantastic option for weeknight dinners or weekend gatherings with friends and family.


  • 1 lb (450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup (30g) whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray


  1. Prepare the Shrimp:
    • Begin by patting the shrimp dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. This will help the breading adhere better during the frying process.
  2. Set Up Breading Station:
    • In three separate shallow bowls, place the flour, beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs mixed with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bread the Shrimp:
    • Working with one shrimp at a time, dredge it in the flour, shaking off any excess. Then dip it into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off. Finally, coat the shrimp in the seasoned breadcrumbs, pressing gently to ensure the breadcrumbs adhere evenly.
  4. Air Fry the Shrimp:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
    • Arrange the breaded shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not overcrowded.
    • Cook the shrimp in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  5. Serve Hot:
    • Once the shrimp are cooked to perfection, remove them from the air fryer and serve immediately while they’re still hot and crispy.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 4 oz (113g)
  • Calories: 240
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 230mg
  • Sodium: 570mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 23g

Smart WW Points:

  • Each serving of these Weight W Southern Fried Shrimp is just 5 SmartPoints, making them a delicious and satisfying option for anyone following the WW program.

Conclusion: Enjoy the irresistible crunch and flavor of these Weight W Southern Fried Shrimp, guilt-free! Whether served as a main dish or appetizer, they’re sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. So fire up your air fryer and get ready to savor every crispy bite!

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