Beer Battered Fried Shrimp

Shrimp doesn’t get any better than when you combine a better batter with fresh shrimp. Cooking beer battered fried shrimp can be done in less than 30 minutes!

Beer battered shrimp on a plate.

Frying shrimp takes no time at all to do. This beer battered shrimp is super delicious and easy to make.

What type of beer should you use for beer batter?

Use a beer that is light in flavor. Beers like a pilsner are great to mix into your batter. Brands that everyone knows would be Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Light, are all great beers to use to make beer battered fried shrimp.

Run out of shrimp? Slice up some onion rings or cook up some mushrooms with the leftover batter!

Want other ways to prepare shrimp? Try these easy shrimp recipes

Beer battered shrimp on a plate.

Beer Battered Fried Shrimp

You are going to be amazed at how easy it is to prepare beer battered shrimp.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: Shrimp Recipes
Servings: 10
Calories: 152kcal


  • 2 pounds Shrimp shelled
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper


  • Prepare raw fresh shrimp, peel the shrimp and devein if desired. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel, and lay shrimp out in one layer on a plate.
  • Preheat vegetable oil to 350 degrees.
  • Pour beer into a mixing bowl. Sift dry ingredients into the beer, and beat with a wire whisk until frothy. While using, whisk lightly from time to time.
  • Gently dip shrimp into the batter, and deep fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until batter is golden and the shrimp float in the oil.
  • Lay cooked shrimp on a wire rack resting on a cookie sheet to drain the oil.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

 Batter may be used immediately or stored in the refrigerator for several days.
This is also a great light crisp batter for frying vegetables, chicken or game.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 1404mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Mary Jo

    This recipe looks SOOO good and I’m anxious to try it. I’d like to ask, though, what is the “unit of measurement” in the nutrition guide? Is that 152 kcal per shrimp? What is considered a serving? Thank you very much. Sure does look good!!

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