Shrimp Appetizer with toothpick - Easy Party Food

Shrimp Appetizer with toothpick

This Shrimp Appetizer with toothpick is one of its kind. The swirled shrimp/prawn around toothpick gives a dramatic twist to the regular recipe.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 562kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • 30 Shrimp
  • 3 tbsp Corn flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt or as required
  • 1 Cup Cooking Oil for Frying
  • 30 Toothpicks


  • Remove head and tail, clean, devein shrimp/prawn. I went in with tailed off, deveined, uncooked shrimps which are available here. Washing with vinegar helps to remove any odor.
  • Insert a toothpick into the all the shrimp individually. Dilute corn flour with 1/2 a cup of water and add salt. Dip few toothpick inserted shrimps into this diluted flour at a time.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry shrimp in medium flame. Shrimps get cooked easily and have a tendency to become rubbery when overcooked. When sizzling sound reduces, means it's the time to pull out from the oil. Do not crowd the pan and fry them in batches.
  • Test fry a couple of shrimp, in the beginning, to get perfectly cooked shrimps. Remove them from fire and place them in tissue paper to grab the excess oil.
  • Serve Shrimp as an appetizer, with garden fresh salad. Hot sauce, soy sauce, wasabi can be its best accompaniments.


Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 36mg | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg