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One of the most popular seafood options at places like Buffalo Wild Wings and Hooters is Buffalo Fried Shrimp. And, if you’re cutting carbs, you probably skipped this dish because of the flour and breading.
My Buffalo Shrimp recipe is keto-friendly, crisp, and oh-so-spicy. I use a grain-free breading to coat the shrimp before frying them in avocado oil and topping them with buffalo sauce. Enjoy this with a salad, lettuce wrap, or simple roasted vegetable.
This buffalo shrimp uses a keto-friendly breading that is similar to what I used in my Low Carb Bang Bang Shrimp recipe. I use coconut flour, but you can substitute it with any other grain-free flour that you like. Some other options are almond flour and pulsed pork rinds.
You will notice that I also use Hilo Life Piece-a-Pizza in the breading. I collaborated with them on Instagram to share an easy family movie or game night recipe.
If you do not have any crunchy cheese snacks, you can use the breading from my Air Fryer Keto Shrimp instead.
How to Make This Dish
The best way to learn how to make Buffalo Shrimp is with the post video in the recipe card. For a summary, some essential steps are below:
- Make the breading
- Coat the shrimp
- Fry the shrimp
- Top with your favorite buffalo sauce and other toppings
Frying the Shrimp
This recipe works best when fried as directed. I use a shallow fry, meaning there is enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan and one side of the shrimp. This uses so much less oil than deep frying.
Be sure to use avocado oil or coconut oil since they can stand high heat without burning.
Buffalo Sauce Options
One of the key components of this dish is buffalo sauce. In this recipe, I’m using the buffalo sauce that I used on my Air Fryer Buffalo Wings and Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Crust Pizza. It’s a mixture of hot sauce and butter.
For a ready-made option, you can check out this Whole30 buffalo sauce that is made with avocado oil.
What to Serve With This
Keep it simple and serve this buffalo shrimp with a side salad. If you like tacos and wraps, you could also add it to a fresh piece of leafy green lettuce to make a lettuce wrap or have it with my cheese taco shells.
If you want to pack on the flavor, this buffalo shrimp would be an excellent topping to my BLT Avocado Salad. The flavors of the buffalo shrimp with the bacon combined with the creaminess of the avocado and ranch dressing would be amazing.
You can also pair this with any of my air fryer roasted vegetables, such as:
Buffalo Fried Shrimp
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- Add the Hilo Life, coconut flour and seasonings to a blender (or food processor). Pulse until it becomes like breadcrumbs.
- Dip the shrimp in the egg and coat them with the flour mix. Set aside.
- Heat avocado oil in a pan to medium-high heat.
- Fry the shrimp in the oil for about 1-2 minutes per side. Set aside on a paper towel to get rid of extra oil.
- Top the shrimp with your favorite buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumbles, and chopped green onions. Have blue cheese dressing as a dip.
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!