Crispy Coconut Shrimp: Taste of the Coast
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- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for some heat)
- Vegetable oil for frying
- In a shallow dish, combine the shredded coconut and panko breadcrumbs.
- In another shallow dish, mix the flour with salt and black pepper.
- In a third shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, and cayenne pepper (if using).
- Hold each shrimp by the tail and dredge it in the flour mixture, then dip it into the egg mixture, and finally coat it with the coconut and breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
- Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F (175°C).
- Carefully place the coated shrimp into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Work in batches if necessary.
- Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
- Serve the Crispy Coconut Shrimp hot with your favorite dipping sauce.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Enjoy the flavors of the coast with these Crispy Coconut Shrimp. They are irresistibly crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, with a hint of tropical coconut goodness in every bite.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 385, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 24g
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