It’s 4 p.m. and you need a quick appetizer idea that’s sure to surprise and delight at a last-minute party. Our suggestion? These golden encrusted coconut shrimp, which are rich in protein, full of tropical, summery flavor—and a breeze to make. Go ahead, put this dish out on the table and see how fast it disappears!
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Pour coconut oil into a large heavy-bottomed pot or cast iron skillet (you want at least 2 to 3 inches of oil for frying), and heat over medium-high heat.
Beat eggs, a pinch of salt, and freshly ground pepper together in a small bowl. Place shredded coconut on a plate.
Pat shrimp dry, then dip in egg mixture and dredge in shredded coconut, pressing the coconut to the shrimp to cover all sides.
Working in batches, fry shrimp in hot oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont
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