Mr. Food: Coconut Shrimp

Mr. Food

Serves: 4

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails left on
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, sugar, ground red pepper, and salt; mix well. In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs and water. Place coconut in another shallow dish.
  2. Coat shrimp with flour mixture then with egg mixture. Roll in coconut, pressing coconut firmly onto shrimp to coat completely.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook shrimp in batches for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, or until golden, turning once during cooking.
  4. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.
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