Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp

4 people
Prep Time:
00h 15
Cook Time:
00h 25

These are fun to make and yummy to eat with the youngsters! Line up a few Cindy’s Kitchen dipping sauces, or serve with good ‘ole, never-fail ketchup with a side of fries! 

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Ingredients and Method


  • 12 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Place shrimp in a large bowl. Sprinkle flour over the top and toss until shrimp are evenly coated in flour. Beat egg in a separate bowl. Combine panko bread crumbs, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a third bowl.
  2. Dip each flour-coated shrimp in egg, toss in panko mixture, and place on a baking sheet. Let rest for 5 minutes while the air fryer is preheating.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 5 minutes.
  4. Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Arrange 1/2 of the shrimp in the basket. Mist the top of each shrimp with cooking spray.
  5. Cook for 4 minutes. Using tongs, flip each shrimp over and mist any chalky spots with cooking spray. Cook 4 minutes more. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
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