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Shrimp Francese Recipe

This shrimp Francese recipe will help you make dinner in 20 minutes. It features deep-fried shrimp nicely coated in a buttery, lemony sauce.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make shrimp francese, shrimp francese, shrimp francese recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 488kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 12 oz peeled shrimp from 24 oz whole shrimp
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 16 oz cooked spaghetti
  • 0.25 oz parmesan cheese shredded


  • Butterfly the shrimp by slicing the back open, like so. This step is optional.
    step 1: Butterfly the shrimp (optional).
  • Heat a pot of 1/2 cup olive oil over medium heat. Dip a pair of chopsticks in, and when the tip sizzles, the oil’s ready for frying.
    step 2: Heat a pot of oil over low heat, and meanwhile, coat the shrimp in flour and eggs.
  • Coat each shrimp in flour, then eggs, and gently drop it into the hot oil. Deep-fry for 2 minutes or until golden, then transfer to a paper towel to blot excess oil. Repeat with the rest of the shrimp.
    step 3: When the oil’s hot, fry the battered shrimp.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over low heat then add to it 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth, 1/4 cup white wine, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp unsalted butter, 1 tbsp parsley, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Simmer for about 1 minute.
    step 4: Simmer white wine in a pan to reduce. Add chicken broth, butter, and other seasonings.
  • Toss the fried shrimp with this sauce.
    step 5: Add the shrimp and toss with the sauce.
  • Sprinkle 1 tbsp parsley and 0.25 oz shredded parm on top, and serve with 16 oz cooked spaghetti. Serve
    step 6: Serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 331mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2mg