1/3 cup all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour or gluten free flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs or the gluten free version
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 pound raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached
3–6 Tablespoons vegetable oil or coconut oil or olive oil
Start with 3 medium bowls. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in one. Beat the eggs in the second bowl. Combine Panko and coconut in the third bowl.
Dip the shrimp into the flour, then the eggs, and then dredge the shrimp into the coconut mixture, pressing gently to adhere. You want a lot of coconut on each shrimp. Set the coated shrimp aside on a plate as you coat the remaining shrimp.
Add enough oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the coconut shrimp in batches such as 7-8 shrimp at a time—do not crowd them in the pan. Flip after 2-3 minutes and fry the other side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown or depending on preferred darkness.
Place the finished coconut shrimp on a plate lined with a paper towel as you fry the rest.
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