These air-fried popcorn shrimp get crispy and crunchy hardly any oil. The flavors are inspired by Mexican fare, with a smoky, spicy dipping sauce and full-flavored shrimp coating. Look for the smallest shrimp you can find so they will cook evenly.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jennifer Causey

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10 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Coat air fryer basket with cooking spray.

  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Combine eggs and water in another shallow dish. Combine panko, cumin and garlic powder in a third shallow dish. Dredge shrimp first in the flour, then in the egg, then in the panko, shaking off excess. Place half of the shrimp in the prepared basket; coat well with cooking spray. Cook at 360°F until crispy and cooked through, about 8 minutes, turning once during cooking. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.

  • Combine ketchup, chipotles, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a small bowl. Serve the dipping sauce with the shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 276mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 35g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 9g; protein 29g; vitamin a 616IU; vitamin c 2mg; folate 59mcg; sodium 291mg; potassium 390mg; calcium 102mg; iron 2mg.