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Beer Batter Fried Shrimp

A real treat when made with colossal-sized shrimp
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Batter Standing Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer batter for fish, beer batter shrimp recipe, fried shrimp, super bowl party
Servings: 4
Calories: 267kcal


  • 1 lb extra-large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • extra flour for dusting shrimp
  • Oil for frying.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz can lager beer
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Mix flour, Old Bay, salt & pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk in 8 oz (1 cup) of the beer. Batter varies by atmospheric conditions, so you may need more beer to thin batter to the consistency of a slightly thick pancake batter. Let batter stand for 15 minutes. Thin batter if necessary using additional beer.
  • Heat about 1-2 inches/2.5-5 cm oil in a deep large skillet to 350F/180C. You could also use a deep-fat fryer if you have one. This recipe is NOT recommended for air fryers.
  • Dry shrimp thoroughly. Dust lightly with flour.
  • Dip shrimp in batter and carefully add to hot oil—do not crowd the pan!!!
  • Fry 2 minutes then turn and fry an additional 2 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and keep warm in a 200F/100C oven while frying additional batches.


Serving: 23-4 shrimp | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1467mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 4mg