Main dish, fish/seafood
Air-Fryer Popcorn Shrimp
These air-fried popcorn shrimp get crispy and crunchy with very little oil. The unique 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.
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs , well beaten
2 tablespoons water
1 ½ cups panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 pound small shrimp , peeled and deveined
½ cup no-salt-added ketchup
2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- 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.
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