Oven-Fried Shrimp

Baking the battered shrimp instead of deep-frying takes much of the work out of this classic appetizer. These taste delicious on their own, or you can serve them with a spicy dipping sauce, such as Asian chili sauce.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups ice-cold water
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 lb. (about 24) large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail on

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the coconut flakes in a bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and then stir in the ice water.
  • Stir in the flour until the batter has a runny consistency similar to pancake batter. Add more flour or ice water if needed.
  • Coat each shrimp in the batter, using your fingers to do so. Dip the shrimp into the coconut, holding it by the tail, and then lay it on the baking sheet. Continue with the remainder of the shrimp.
  • Bake the shrimp until it is golden brown on the bottom (4–5 minutes). Turn over and cook the other side until done. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups ice-cold water
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 lb. (about 24) large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail on

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the coconut flakes in a bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and then stir in the ice water.
  • Stir in the flour until the batter has a runny consistency similar to pancake batter. Add more flour or ice water if needed.
  • Coat each shrimp in the batter, using your fingers to do so. Dip the shrimp into the coconut, holding it by the tail, and then lay it on the baking sheet. Continue with the remainder of the shrimp.
  • Bake the shrimp until it is golden brown on the bottom (4–5 minutes). Turn over and cook the other side until done. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories400
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol90mg
Sodium40mg
Total Carbohydrate67g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars1g
Protein9g