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air fryer crispy shrimp with cocktail sauce
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Crispy Air Fryer Shrimp

Crispy air fryer shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce are the perfect crunchy and shareable appetizer for entertaining. 
Course: Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 687kcal
Author: Barbara Bakes LLC



  • 1 lb raw shrimp peeled, cleaned and butterflied
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs beaten for egg wash
  • Spray oil

Cocktail Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp fresh grated horseradish adjust to you taste if needed
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce we used Lea and Perrins
  • 3 shakes hot sauce we used Tabasco


  • SHRIMPMake sure shrimp are peeled, cleaned and butterflied. Pat dry.
  • To a medium sauté pan add your bread crumbs and oil. Brown until golden. Stir consistently to avoid burning. Once golden brown remove from heat and transfer to a pie plate to cool.
  • Add garlic salt, pepper, and salt to the flour and mix well to combine.
  • Place your air-fryer tray on the counter and spray with spray oil.
  • Working in an assembly line, shrimp, flour, egg wash, and bread crumb mixture, start with one shrimp at a time. Dredge the shrimp in the flour. 
  • Next dip into the egg wash, make sure to remove any excess egg wash by wiping on the side of the bowl.
  • Then dip into the bread crumb mixture. Gently shake off any extra bread crumbs.
  • Lay shrimp onto your oil sprayed air fryer tray. 
  • Once all the shrimp are coated lightly spray the tops with spray oil.
  • Air-Fry at 375 º F for 10 minutes or until shrimp are cooked and coating is golden brown.
  • COCKTAIL SAUCEPlace all ingredients into a bowl and whisk until completely combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 687kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 1980mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 59g