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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp


12 uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

1 large egg

1 tablespoon water

Cooking spray

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

1/8 teaspoons ground black pepper


  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper.

  • Stir together flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs and water in a second shallow dish. Stir together coconut and panko in a third shallow dish.

  • Hold each shrimp by the tail, dredge in flour mixture, and shake off excess. Then dip floured shrimp in egg, and allow any excess to drip off. Finally, dredge in coconut mixture, pressing to adhere.

  • Preheat air fryer to the maximum cooking temperature. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.

  • Place 1/2 the shrimp in the air fryer, spray with cooking spray on top, and cook about 3 minutes. Turn shrimp over and continue cooking until golden, about 3 minutes more.

  • Serve immediately.


- Serve with a sweet and sour sauce or a chili pepper sauce.


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