Beer Battered Fried Shrimp


  • 2 pounds shrimp peeled
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground red pepper


  • 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 whisk until frothy and combined. While using the batter, whisk lightly from time to time.
  • Gently dip shrimp into the batter and deep fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until the 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.