Deep Fried Coconut Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

Easy and quick to make. Tastes better than the restaurant's!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • vegetable oil, enough to fry shrimp
  • 34 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 12 lbs large shrimp, cleaned and deveined


  1. Heat oil in deep fryer or deep skillet to 325*.
  2. Meanwhile, mix flour, salt, ginger, and pepper.
  3. Beat egg whites, just until foamy.
  4. Coat shrimp with flour; dip into egg whites.
  5. Pat coconut onto shrimp.
  6. Fry, turning once, for about 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.


Most Helpful

The coconut gives an interesting twist. Very good:)

Melissa Bell July 25, 2002

Very tasty and extremely easy to fix. I served with an orange marmalade, dijon mustard and horseradish sauce. My 6 year old loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Cheryl Woodall November 30, 2002

This is an amazing recipe! The only thing I did differently was to add panko breadcrumbs to the coconut. The kids and the grownups both can't get enough!

NCSouthernBelle October 14, 2012

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