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Bubba Gump Coconut Shrimp


Beer and pancake mix as a shrimp batter? Pure genius! These coconut shrimp are quick-fried to stay crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

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  • 1/2 pound unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp
  • 3/4 cup pancake mix
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • Vegetable oil


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins


Step 1

Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact.

Combine pancake mix and beer in a small bowl. Stir until smooth.

Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven. Heat to 350°F.

Dredge shrimp in flour; shake off excess. Dip shrimp into batter; dredge in coconut.

Fry, a few at a time, 45 seconds on each side or until golden.

Drain on paper towels.

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