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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Japanese Deep-Fried Breaded Shrimp Recipe(Ebi-fry)

This deep-fried breaded shrimp or ebi-fry(エビフライ) is a favorite in Japan. It's served with rice on the side or on top of a bowl of rice, "donburi" style. This Japanese dish definitely suits a western palette.

Serves 4    216 cal./serving


  • 12 medium or 8 large shrimp(prawns)
  • all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • breadcrumbs
  • cabbage
  • tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 lemon cut into wedges
  • mayonnaise, tartar sauce, or Worctershire sauce


  1. Shell shrimp with tails still attached and devein. Make 3- small incisions on the underside of each shrimp to prevent curling. Gently straighten shrimp by pulling until you feel a slight give.
  2. Dip shrimp first in flour, then beaten egg, and finally breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat oil in pan to medium(350°F/180ºC). Deep fry shrimp until golden brown. Remove and let drain on a rack.
  4. Serve on individual plates with a mound of diced cabbage, sliced or cherry tomatoes, a lemon wedge, and choice of sauce. Or serve on top of a bowl of rice "donburi" style.

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