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.




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