Stovetop-Fried Coconut Shrimp

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Stovetop-Fried Coconut Shrimp
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 28, 2023


  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, for frying


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. In a separate shallow bowl, add the eggs.
  3. In a third shallow bowl, add the shredded coconut.
  4. Working one at a time, coat the shrimp in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and then the shredded coconut.
  5. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the coconut oil and heat until shimmering.
  6. Working in batches, add the shrimp to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Remove the shrimp to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  8. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Coconut oil is high in saturated fats and is believed to have health benefits.
  • Shrimp is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Coconut has been used for centuries in Southeast Asian cooking.