fried shrimp tempura
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Shrimp Tempura

Making this 5 ingredient extra crunchy shrimp tempura could not be easier with this step-by-step guide.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian, Seafood
Keyword: easy, seafood, shrimp
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Ty


  • 1 1/2 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 c club soda
  • 1 1/2 c panko crumbs more may be needed
  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • canola oil for frying


To Prepare Shrimp

  • Using a sharp a paring knife, place shrimp on a dry cutting board belly side up. Make very small shallow slices along the belly starting at the top and stopping before you reach the tail.
  • Pull the shrimp gently from head to tail to straighten and lengthen. Repeat for each shrimp.

Batter & Beyond

  • Heat about 4 cups of cooking oil in a deep wide cooking pot to 350-375 degrees.
  • Place panko crumbs in a shallow dish and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl mix, add the egg and club soda. Whisk until the egg is full incorporated. Add the flour and cornstarch. Beat until a thin pancake like batter is formed.
  • Dip shrimp into the batter and then into the panko crumbs. Repeat on each shrimp and fry in batches. Each batch should take about 2 minutes to fry golden brown.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 313mg | Sodium: 1010mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 4.2mg