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Crispy Cereal-Crusted Shrimps

Crispy Cereal-Crusted Shrimps

Golden, crunchy and delicious, these Crispy Cereal-Crusted Shrimps are sure to be the hit of the party. Pair them with a sweet and tangy Dijon honey mustard sauce and you'll have an appetizer guests can't get enough of!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword breading for shrimps, cereal crusted shrimps, crispy shrimp, crunchy shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 259kcal
Author Onion Rings and Things


  • 1 pound very large shrimps (15-ct size)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • oil

For the Dijon Honey Mustard Sauce

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Coarse ground Grey Poupon mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  • Shell shrimp, leaving tail intact. With a knife, make a small cut on the back of the shrimp and with the tip of the tip, gently pull out intestinal tract. Make two or three incisions along the inside of the shrimp to straighten it out. Repeat with remaining shrimps. Season with salt and pepper to taste and let stand for about 10 minutes.
  • In a food processor or blender, pulse cereal until resembling coarse crumbs.
  • In one shallow bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. On a plate, place cornstarch. On another plate, place cereal crumbs.
  • Dredge shrimp in cornstarch, dip in egg, and then dredge in cereal crumbs to fully coat, pressing down to adhere well. Arrange shrimps in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for about 10 to 20 minutes or until firm.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat about 3 inches deep of oil. Add shrimps (still frozen!) in batches and cook, turning as needed, for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Serve hot with Dijon Honey Mustard Sauce

For the Dijon Honey Mustard Sauce

  • In a bowl, combine honey, mustard, mayonnaise and vinegar. Whisk together until blended.


Serving: 157g | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.4g | Protein: 28.2g | Fat: 5.4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 239mg | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 231mg | Sugar: 0.9g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 100mg