Almond Flour Battered Shrimp

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This keto recipe’s delicious flavors take me on a delightful  trip back to my hometown in Puerto Rico. I grew up right next to the most authentic and acclaimed sea food spots on the island. As such, I’m very picky when it comes to eating fresh seafood, and this almond flour battered shrimp ticked all the boxes for me.

You can’t help but love the shrimp’s crunchy fried exterior, and all it’s mouthwatering flavors. The sauce is a must when eating this almond flour battered shrimp. The keto spicy mayo sauce adds an incredible kick and elevates each bite. 

Almond Flour Battered Shrimp Ingredients:

  • 2 lb jumbo shrimp, deveined and deshelled
  • 1 cup almond flour

  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp black pepper 

  • ½ tsp paprika

  • 1 large egg 

  • Pinch of salt 

  • 1/4 tsp onion powder or adobo seasoning

  • ½ cup olive oil or vegetable oil

What type of oil should you use to fry? 

I personally love the nutritional perks of frying and cooking with extra virgin olive oil.  Extra virgin olive oil is loaded with antioxidants, some of which can help fight serious diseases.

The only thing about frying with olive oil is that it’s not made to withstand high temperatures. Since your oil could burn easily, you will need to fry at medium to low heat.

You can still get the crunchy deliciousness from frying at lower temperature for a longer period of time as you can see in my pictures. 

You could also use vegetable oil or canola oil which are neutral flavored oils. 


Keto Spicy Mayo Sauce Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise

  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 tbsp hot sauce or paprika

  • ⅛ tsp salt

  • ⅛ tsp black pepper

If you are a spicy food lover, go ahead and add extra hot sauce if you’d like. I am a little more conservative when it comes to heat, so I use paprika combined with black pepper, which tends to be just the right amount of spicy for me.

This dish is right up there with a high-end restaurant’s expensive fried shrimp appetizer. Except you can easily make this, it’s KETO and best of all, for HALF THE PRICE!


What can I serve with my almond flour battered shrimp? 

These shrimp can be served within a lettuce wrap, or next to keto cauliflower mash. You can also prepare some fresh parmesan asparagus as a side.

If you’re counting carbs, Make sure that your side dish has the right amount of carbs when taking it into consideration. 

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Almond Flour Battered Shrimp

Yaidy Santiago
These almond flour battered shrimp are crunchy and delicious. The sauce is the perfect pair, making this the perfect keto duo.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine gluten free, keto, low carb
Servings 3


  • mixing bowl
  • Frying Pan



  • 2 lb jumbo shrimp, deveined and deshelled
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 large egg
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ tsp onion powder or adobo seasoning
  • ½ cup olive oil or vegetable oil

Keto Spicy Mayo

  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce or paprika
  • tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper


  • Peel the tails of the shrimp off.
  • Beat 1 large egg in a small mixing bowl. Season it with a pinch of salt and onion powder or adobo seasoning. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the almond flour, parmesan cheese, ½ tsp salt, black pepper and paprika.
  • Dip the deveined and peeled shrimp into the egg and then coat it with the almond flour mixture.
  • Prepare your pan with olive oil on a medium to low heat. Place the shrimp into the pan and let it cook until golden brown on each side.
  • To make your keto spicy mayo, mix the mayonnaise, lemon juice, water, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl until well combined.
  • Serve with sauce drizzle or on the side.


If you are a spicy food lover, go ahead and add extra hot sauce if you like.
Keyword almond flour, battered, keto, low carb, shrimp

Yaidy Santiago

Former collegiate volleyball player that loves to cook and try new healthy recipes. My boyfriend and I follow a strict keto diet and I challenge myself to make delicious low-carb foods that we both enjoy every day!

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