Instead of dipping shrimps in heavy batter, try this new way of making fried shrimps!  It will be the crunchiest and easiest fried shrimps you will ever try.  Actually there are two ways of doing it.  If you have a spiralizer, use it to make potato threads and wrap them around the shrimps by following the recipe below.  Or you can buy this shredded fillo dough that can be found here or your local grocery store that specializes in Middle Eastern food.

The idea is to create thin strands of potatoes or pastry dough that wrap around the shrimp to give it an extra layer of crunchiness to it.  You may call it the mummy shrimp but I call it the Tornado Shrimps!

This is the result of using spiralized potatoes:

It’s a little more time-consuming to spiralize the potatoes but the result made it worth the work!  It’s like having fries and fried shrimp at the same time.  I dipped it with sriracha ketchup and it was incredible!

This is the result of using shredded fillo dough:

All you need to do is cut the shredded dough into 8-10 inch strands.  Wrap and fry ’em.  This is the way for busy moms to make spectacular snacks for game day gatherings or any small parties.  Super easy and quick.


Tornado Shrimp (Fried Shrimp)
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: american, asian
Serves: depends on how big your shrimps are
  • 1 1⁄2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1⁄2 cup oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • oil (for deep frying)
  • chives (chopped, optional)
  • 1 box of shredded phyllo dough (see below for product image)
  1. Mix oil, egg, and milk in a medium mixing bowl. Add flour, salt to egg/milk mixture. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Heat oil over medium high heat in a medium sauce pan/deep fryer. Dip shrimp into batter. Wrap shredded strands around shrimp. Fry it until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Dip it with your favorite sauce (I used sriracha mayo in the picture), garnish it with chives, and ENJOY!

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  • Rebecca Clark

    The phyllo is missing from your recipe. Otherwise looks like it might be good.

    • estalystic (author)

      hahah.. you are right! thanks for pointing that out!

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