Air Fryer Shrimp Tempura

 You can make perfectly crispy shrimp in your air fryer. Learn how to make tempura fried shrimp in your air fryer in just minutes!

overhead view of air fryer shrimp tempura and dipping sauces

Air fryers are popping up in kitchens all over the world, and for a good reason. They deliver deep-fried flavor with only a fraction of the fat, calories, and mess of stovetop frying. Although many owners of air fryers relegate them to french fry duty, they can do so much more, Shrimp Tempura, for instance. Who doesn’t love plump, juicy shrimp coated in a crunchy crust? The next time you crave this Japanese favorite, skip your local Japanese restaurant, shun deep fryer, and try this Air Fryer Shrimp Tempura recipe instead.


  • 2 pounds raw peeled shrimp medium or large size recommended
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Equipment Needed

  • air fryer


  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare an egg wash by whisking together 2 large eggs and two teaspoons of water.
  • Dredge shrimp in flour, shake off excess flour.
  • Dip dredged shrimp into the egg wash and then roll in panko breadcrumbs.
  • Cook for 7 to 9 minutes in the air fryer, or until done.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

It’s best to make these in small batches if you can not lay them out in a single layer.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 436mg | Sodium: 1379mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 6mg

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