Why I Love This Recipe
Super easy recipe. My husband (who doesn't cook)made this for our family and it turned out great!
Ingredients You'll Need
4 cups sweetened flaked coconut (10 oz)
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup beer (not dark)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 large egg
48 medium shrimp (approx. 1 1/2 lb)- peeled and deveined, leaving tail in tact
vegetable oil for frying
Coarsely chop the coconut and combine with the panko breadcrumbs.
Put half of the mixture in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
Whisk together flour, beer, baking soda, salt, cayenne, and egg in a small bowl until smooth. (If batter is too thick, thin it out with a little more beer)
Heat oil over moderately high heat until it registers 350°F.
While oil is heating, coat shrimp:
Hold 1 shrimp by tail and dip into batter, letting excess drip off, then dredge in coconut mixture, coating completely and pressing gently to help adhere.
Transfer to a plate and coat remaining shrimp in same manner, adding remaining coconut mixture to bowl as needed.
Fry shrimp in oil until golden.