Deep-Fried Coconut Shrimp

"Plan ahead the battered shrimp needs to be refrigerated for a minimum of 5 hours or up to 24 hours before frying, make certain not to use longer shreds of coconut or they will not stick and please use a good-quality coconut for the shrimp, Mounds brand works well for this purchase uncooked shrimp with tails left on leave the tail on the shrimp!"
photo by Ratalouille photo by Ratalouille
photo by Ratalouille
photo by Ratalouille photo by Ratalouille
Ready In:
5hrs 5mins
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.

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  1. Galley Wench
    Suggest everyone decide for themselves!
  2. kitchenchick 2
    Avoid this one and use the "Clone recipe from Outback steakhouse!
  3. Ratalouille
    Another delicious recipe, Kittencal! I have never refrigerated the shrimp after battering them, I usually just fry them right up. I think this makes for a thicker batter. I also tried baking a few of them, just to see what the difference would be ... I didn't care for this method. It took quite a while, the batter didn't seem cooked all the way and the coconut wasn't toasting very well. Overall, it was a hit! Thank you :)
  4. JOY1998
    Kitten, I was looking through fried shrimp recipes when I saw your name. I stopped looking and knew I had found my recipe. This was SO GOOD. Your recipe called for the exact right measurements and easy on-hand ingredients. My BF and his brother LOVED THESE SHRIMP. 20 stars! I will be making these again - Soon!
  5. Pot Scrubber
    This is THE way to fry shrimp. It was so good I made it two nights in a row! Ridiculously easy to make and delicious.



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