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Easy Coconut Shrimp

Hand-breaded and tossed in flaky, shredded coconut flakes and fried until golden brown, this easy coconut shrimp recipe will wow your tastebuds.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Freezer time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and devined , with tails on
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup panko or regular italian breakdcrumbs
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • Salt and peper to taste about 1 tsp of salt per pound of shrimp
  • canola oil for frying if deep frying, use enough oil to submerge the shrimp, if pan searing use enough oil to coat the bottom of the skillet


  • Clean and devain the shrimp then pat dry and leave tails on
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper and set aside
  • Combine flour and panko in a bowl then in another bowl beat two eggs and set aside
  • In the third bowl, pour the sweetened coconut flakes
  • Assemble shrimp by dipping the shrimp in the egg bath then the flour mixture and lasty in the coconut flakes
  • Put shrimp in the freezer on a lined baking tray for about 15 minutes
  • Deep fry or pan fry with canola oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes


Serve shrimp with store-bought sweet chili sauce for dipping