buffalo shrimp

Low Carb Buffalo Shrimp

In our household, we LOVE seafood, especially shellfish. My favorite way to prepare shellfish is to deep fry it. I know, I know… so unhealthy. But there’s nothing better than fried softshell crab, friend lobster bites, or fried shrimp. Since going on the low carb diet, I haven’t been able to enjoy fried shrimp like I used to. These low carb buffalo shrimp are a game changer.

buffalo shrimp

I swear by this low carb breading. It’s light, but sticks to everything really well. It’s easy to add flavor to the egg wash too!

If you don’t like buffalo sauce or spicy food, you can of course hold the sauce. But if you do like buffalo, I would highly recommend trying it on shrimp.

Let’s get started!


buffalo shrimp

Low Carb Buffalo Shrimp

These low carb buffalo shrimp are delicious and feel like a cheat meal!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo, low carb, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 lb shrimp cleaned
  • 2 egg whites
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup buffalo suace


  1. Begin by putting the egg whites and seasonings in a shallow bowl. 

  2. In a separate bowl, pour in the almond flour.

  3. Begin heating the vegetable oil on medium heat. 

  4. Dredge a shrimp in the egg white, and then the almond flour.

  5. Do the rest of the shrimp the same way.

  6. Cook the shrimp in the vegetable oil 1-2 minutes on each side, in small batches.

  7. When done, put the shrimp on a wire rack to drain for one minute.

  8. Toss in buffalo sauce and serve. 

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