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Ebi Fry (Japanese Fried Shrimp)

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Keto Ebi Fry (Japanese Fried Shrimp). Enjoy the taste traditional Japanese Fried Shrimp at only ~0.5g Net Carb / Shrimp. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian Fusion
Keyword asianshrimp, friedjapaneseshrimp, ketofriedshrimp, ketoshrimp, lowcarbshrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 Shrimp


Shrimp Crust

  • 12 Pieces Shrimps with Tail On
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 Whole Cabbage
  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 2 Eggs Eggs
  • 3 oz Unflavored Pork Rinds


  • 4 tbsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 1 tsp Swerve or Monkfruit
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Stalk Green Onion


  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Peel and prepare shrimp as needed (keep tail on). Dry with paper towel . Once dried, sprinkle pepper on both sides.
  • Shred cabbage with a shredder. Transfer to serving plate.
  • Finely chop green onions and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine Kewpie Mayo, Swerve, Dijon mustard, a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well, top with green onions and set aside.
  • Pour Unflavored Pork Rinds into a food processor and pulse until grounded into very fine crumbs.  You can also use your hands to crush the pork rinds if you don't have a food processor.
  • Fill 1 mixing bowl with almond flour, 1 mixing bowl with eggs, 1 mixing bowl with crushed pork rinds.
  • Mix eggs.
  • In this order, dip and coat each shrimp: almond flour > eggs > crushed pork rinds. Once coated, place on holding a plate.
  • Add enough oil to cover about 1/2 inch (we use a cast iron with good results). Heat oil up to 375F (if you don't have a thermometer, just wait until the oil starts to lightly smoke).
  • Once the oil is ready, place heat to medium and carefully place shrimp inside. Cook until crust is golden brown, about 1.5 - 2.5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a drying rack. If you do not have a drying rack, place use a plate with a paper towel to soak up oil.