Monday, August 4, 2008

COCONUT SHRIMP

This was the last meal I made for T's bday week. I had never made it before so it was a new challenge for me. I didn't taste it , but he said it was "great!"
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COCONUT SHRIMP
1 egg
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup flat, warm beer
1 1/2 teas. baking powder
1/4 cup flour
a shake or 2 of garlic powder AND onion powder
2 cups flaked coconut
24 or so shrimp, deveined and shelled
oil for frying (enough to completely cover the shrimp)
In medium bowl, combine egg, 1/2 cup flour, beer, baking powder, garlic powder and onion powder. Place 1/4 cup flour in separate bowl, and coconut in another separate bowl (you've got 3 bowls going now). Hold shrimp by the tail and dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg/beer batter; allow excess to drip off. Roll shrimp in coconut, and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil to 350 degrees in a deep fryer. Fry shrimp in batches. Cook, turning once until golden brown (it took about 5 minutes or so for each batch). Using tongs, remove shrimp to paper towls to drain.
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1 comment:

Alice Audrey said...

Now I'm going to have to run out and get coconut and beer. Or maybe Tequila....