I have never been a fan of seafood. My husband, on the other hand, loves it. Thankfully, I do like shrimp, so when he gets a craving for seafood, this is my go to recipe. The shrimp come out with a crispy coating that's just delicious!
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup beer (any)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups flaky coconut
oil for frying
In a medium sized bowl, combine egg, 1/2 cup of flour, beer, and baking powder. Place 1/4 cup of flour and coconut in separate bowls.
Hold shrimp by tail, then dredge through flour. Shake off excess. Dip in beer batter mixture. Shake off excess. Roll shrimp in coconut. Place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Heat oil to 350 degrees in a deep fryer. Fry shrimp in batches. Fry for 2 - 3 minutes on each side, or until shrimp starts turning golden brown. Remove shrimp, and let oil drain on paper towels.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
*If you don't have a deep fryer, I used to use a heavy 3 qt saucepan with hot oil that fried them just fine.