Oat-Breatded Cajun Popcorn Shrimp

Cajun Popcorn Shrimp

Irresistible, bite-sized Cajun-spiced shrimp with a crispy, golden oat breading will be the hit of your next gathering.
Course: Appetizers
Category: Gluten-Free
Oat Type: Oat Flour, Quick Oats
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 10 oz shrimp frozen raw peeled, thawed and drained, bag 70/90 (300 g)
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning (15 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (2.5 ml)
  • 2 tsp canola oil (10 ml)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (125 ml)
  • 1 cup quick oats (250 ml)
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • canola oil for frying


  • Combine shrimp, oil, salt and Cajun seasoning in a bowl, stirring well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Preheat oil in deep fryer or deep, heavy-bottomed pot, to 350°F (175°C)
  • Pulse oats in food processor to coarsely chop.
  • Set up your breading station: place flour, oats and beaten egg in three shallow bowls.
  • Remove shrimp from bag and dredge with flour. Shake off excess.
  • Transfer shrimp to egg, turning to coat, then roll in quick oats.
  • Fry shrimp in batches for 3-4 minutes, or until until breading is golden and shrimp is cooked through.
  • Remove from oil, drain on paper towel. Serve with wedges of lemon and tartar or remoulade sauce.