Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Sweet and tender shrimp with a crispy coating.

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Coconut shrimp is an all time favorite at our house!

What To Serve Coconut Shrimp With?

We love serving this air fryer coconut shrimp with a creamy sweet chili dipping sauce.

Ingredients For Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

1-1 1/4 Pound 21/25 Shrimp

1/2 Cup Sweet Shredded Coconut

3/4 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs

1/2 Cup Unsweet Shredded Coconut

1/2 Cup Corn Starch

3 Eggs

1/4 Cup Whole Milk

1 Tsp Hot Sauce (Optional)

1 tsp Sea Salt & 1/2 tsp Pepper

1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic

Butterfly Your Shrimp


Using a small sharp knife make a cut about 3/4 the way through the back of the shrimp from where the tail begins to the tip.  Use your fingers to spread it out.

Make Dredge Mixtures


Dredge 2: 3 Eggs, 1/4 Cup Milk & 1 tsp Hot Sauce (optional)

Dredge 3: All the remaining dry ingredients

Dredge 1:  1/4 Cup Flour & 1/4 Cup Cornstarch

Dredge #1 - Dry


Dredge the shrimp in the flour/cornstarch mixture.  Make sure it is fully coated in all the nooks and crannies.  Shake off excess.

Dredge #2 - Egg Mixture


Dip the shrimp in the egg mixture.  Keep it in long enough to wet the cornstarch coating thoroughly.  Remove and let the excess drip off.

Dredge #3 - Coconut Mix


Dip the egg coated shrimp in the coconut mixture.  Cover with more mix and press down firmly to coat.  Make sure it is thoroughly coated with this mixture.

Set Aside & Repeat


Place the dredged coconut shrimp on a parchment lined cookie sheet and repeat till they are all dredged.  You can put them in the fridge after for up to 6 hours.

Put shrimp in air fryer


Preheat your air fryer to 390℉.  These need to be in a basket or on a crisper plate.  Spray both sides of the shrimp with cooking spray and place them  in the air fryer.

Air Fry and Flip


Air fry your coconut shrimp in batches at 390℉ for 5 minutes.  Then flip and air fry an additional 4 minutes at 390℉.

Let Coconut Shrimp Rest


Remove coconut shrimp from air fryer and place on a cookie sheet to rest.  Cook remaining coconut shrimp in batches keeping warm in oven till done.

Enjoy Your Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp!

We like to serve air fryer coconut shrimp with a creamy sweet chili dipping sauce but there are lots of dipping options.  These shrimp are also great without dip!

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