We love shrimp! I mean love it! If my husband had his way he could spend the entire night just munching on Cocktail shirmp! So I am always looking for a fun way to liven up our shrimp dinners. We’ve done shrimp and pasta (one of my favorites), grilled shrimp and just about anything else you can think of!
One of our favorite ways to eat shrimp if fried. I mean come on! Who doesn’t love just about anything fried!?
This week I added a little twist to our fried shrimp and made a yummy Coconut Shrimp!
If you have ever fried anything you can make these shrimp with just a few simple ingredients.
1lb of 16 count or higher shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails on)
1 Cup All purpose Flour
1 Egg beaten w/ 1Tablespoon of water
3 Cups Shredded Coconut
Salt and Pepper
Oil for Frying
Be sure to start with clean and dry shrimp. In three shallow bowls put your flour, egg mixture and coconut to create a dredging station.
Sprinkle your shrimp with salt and pepper then dip in the flour to coat evenly. Be sure to knock off any extra flour. Next move to the egg mixture and then to the coconut. You may need to use your hands to press the coconut to the shrimp.
In a large frying pan heat about 1/2 inch of oil to 350 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer you can do the water test. Splash a few drops of water into the oil (careful it will splatter). If it sizzles away you oil is hot enough.
Add your shrimp to the oil being careful not to over crowd the pan and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are golden brown.
Serve as is, or with your favorite dipping sauce.
We made a super yummy Pineapple dipping sauce to go with our shrimp! Check it out here!