So, my boys have never tried shrimp, as far as I know...so, I was a little worried that they would turn up their noses and refuse it. I told them they had to eat least take a bite...and they loved it, huge success!
1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut (you can used unsweetened, just add in ~1T sugar to the mix)
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water
20-24 fresh or frozen jumbo shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined. (You can leave the tails on, I removed them so my boys wouldn't (a) get freaked out and (b) wouldn't accidentally eat them)
canola oil for frying
Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
Heat 2" of oil in a large pot to 325F. While oil is heating combine coconut, corn starch and salt in one bowl and the egg and water in a separate bowl. Dip shrimp into the egg mixture, then coat shrimp with coconut mixture, pressing the mixture firmly onto the shrimp.
Fry the shrimp for a couple of minutes and drain on paper towels.
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