This is a great crowd-pleaser at a birthday party or similar event. It usually takes about 10 batches in a 2-quart fryer to complete.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
40 servings
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk 4 cups flour, club soda, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl to form a slightly lumpy batter.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Dust shrimp with remaining 2 cups flour. Dip shrimp into batter and place on a baking sheet to drain excess, 5 minutes.

  • Spread coconut out on a rimmed baking sheet. Roll battered shrimp in coconut.

  • Fry shrimp in hot oil in small batches, being careful not to crowd them, until they float to the top and turn golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Cook's Note:

Substitute beer for the club soda if desired.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 18.8g; fat 17.4g; cholesterol 138.3mg; sodium 364.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2016
Scaled down the recipe but it was fantastic! Reminded me of the coconut shrimp I had in Hawaii! Served it with sweet chilli sauce for dipping Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2016
There is just the two of us and I only had 1 pound of shrimp so I scaled the servings down to 5 and made as written from there. I did substitute beer for the club soda as the recipe submitter mentioned in the footnotes. The battering process got a little messy on me but the overall taste was good. I ended up needing a lot more coconut than the recipe called for but other than that this worked out fine for me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2016
Scaled down the recipe but it was fantastic! Reminded me of the coconut shrimp I had in Hawaii! Served it with sweet chilli sauce for dipping Read More
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