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4 from 2 votes

Firecracker Shrimp

These 5 Ingredient Firecracker Shrimp are amazingly crispy and crunchy and make for a fun and delicious appetizer. They're so good, you won't be able to stop eating them!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, firecracker shrimp, game day
Servings: 8
Calories: 292kcal


  • 2 to 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 package wonton wrappers or eggroll wrappers
  • 1 pound shrimp large
  • cup sweet chili lime sauce
  • ¼ cup peanuts chopped
  • 1 bunch basil fresh, chopped


  • Heat the vegetable oil to 375 F degrees in a large Dutch oven or deep fryer.
  • Cut the eggroll wrappers in half diagonally.
  • Score the shrimp along the bottom to straighten them. Dip them in the sweet chili sauce, and place them on a plate.
  • Take a wrapper, place a shrimp in the middle, and sprinkle with peanuts and basil. Tightly roll the wrapper around the fillings, brushing a bit of water on the edges of the wrapper with your finger. This will ensure the wrapper won't open in the fryer.
  • Place the rolled shrimps into hot oil and fry for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. 
  • Garnish with more peanuts and basil and serve with additional sweet chili lime sauce.



Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 869mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3.3mg