Deep-Fried Coconut Shrimp

READY IN: 5hrs 5mins
YIELD: 25 shrimp




  • NOTE; the shrimp must be chilled for at least 5-24 hours (the longer chilling time the better it will be).
  • In a medium bowl whisk egg with 1/2 cup flour, beer and baking powder until well combined.
  • Prepare two separate bowls, place 1/3 cup flour in one bowl and the coconut in the other bowl.
  • Holding the shrimp by the tail dredge firstly in flour shaking off any excess flour, then dip in the beer batter allowing excess to drip off.
  • Roll the shrimp in coconut pressing down slightly with fingers to adhere the coconut to the shrimp.
  • Repeat with all remaining shrimp.
  • Place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 5-24 hours.
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or in a large heavy pot to 350°F.
  • Fry the shrimp in batches turning once until golden brown.
  • Carefully using tongs remove to a brown paper bag or paper towels to drain.