Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

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Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp
Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp


  • Shrimp
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs 
  • 1 pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • cooking spray

  • Sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce

  • Topping
  • ½ cup diced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine ¾ cup flour and salt in a shallow dish. Beat remaining ¼ cup flour, buttermilk, and egg in a separate shallow dish until smooth and thickened. Add panko bread crumbs to a third shallow dish.
  3. Lightly dredge shrimp in flour. Dip shrimp into buttermilk mixture and let excess liquid drip back into dish. Dredge shrimp in panko bread crumbs mixture until evenly coated.
  4. Arrange shrimp in air fryer basket in a single later and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Cook shrimp in the preheated air fryer, flipping halfway, until golden brown, 10 to 11 minutes. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
  6. Whisk mayonnaise, Sriracha, and sweet chili sauce together in a small bowl until sauce is smooth.
  7. Carefully remove shrimp from air fryer and place in a bowl. Add ½ the sauce to the bowl and toss shrimp to coat. Add more sauce as desired.
  8. Garnish shrimp with diced green onions and sesame seeds.
Mealthy tip:

If you don't have buttermilk, you can make it at home. Just mix ½ cup milk with 1½ teaspoons lemon juice and let sit for 5 minutes.

Try black sesame seeds instead of white sesame seeds.


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