- 1 lb. lg. shrimp, shelled with tails intact
- 1 extra lg. egg
- 6 tbsp. milk
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 oz. (1 1/3 c.) unsweetened shredded coconut
- Vegetable oil for frying
Butterfly shrimp by cutting along curved back almost through other side. Open each shrimp like a book and remove intestinal vein. Rinse gently under cold running water.
Whisk the egg, milk and sugar in mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually whisk in flour and salt, then continue whisking constantly until batter is perfectly smooth. Let stand 30 minutes. Spread coconut in a thin layer on baking sheet.
Hold one shrimp by tail and dip in batter, making sure batter coats all surfaces. Wipe shrimp against rim of bowl to remove excess batter and place on coconut. Repeat with remaining shrimp. Turn each shrimp in coconut to lightly coat and place on wire rack to allow coating to set. Pour enough oil into large deep skillet to measure 1 inch. Heat over medium high heat until end of shrimp dipped in oil sizzles at once. Add half the shrimp to skillet and fry, turning once, until shrimp are cooked through and coating is deep golden brown, about 2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to paper towels to drain briefly. Fry remaining shrimp in same manner. Serve hot as an appetizer. The coconut shrimp recipe is ready to serve...nice !