Coconut Shrimp With a Kick - Baked or Fried

READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine cornstarch, salt and cayenne in a shallow dish.
  • Beat egg whites in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
  • Place coconut in a zipper bag or on a plate.
  • Make a slit down inner curve of shrimp and press lightly to flatten shrimp.
  • Coat shrimp with cornstarch mixture.
  • Holding each shrimp by the tail dip in egg mixture.
  • Coat shrimp with coconut.
  • To FRY: in hot oil (375°F) fry shrimp a few at a time for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side- or until golden brown- don't overcook! Drain on paper towels or a clean brown paper bag.
  • To BAKE: in a 450°F oven bake shrimp on a lightly oiled baking sheet for 12-14 minutes or until brown turning once.
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