Ultra Low-Carb Coconut Fried Shrimp

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1 lb shrimp – shells removed, but tails remain
1/3 cup coconut flour
¼ tsp cayenne pepper – more if desired
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 tbsp water
½ cup shredded coconut – unsweetened
Coconut oil for frying – about ½ cup

Tools needed:

Frying pan
3 small bowls
Large plate covered with paper towels OR cooling rack


Step 1: Heat oil.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan until it reaches 350-360 degrees, or when a wooden spoon is dipped in the oil and when removed bubbles have formed on it. The oil should be about ¾ of an inch deep.


Step 2: Prepare coconut flour.

In a small bowl, add the cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt to the coconut flour and mix well. Make sure to break up any lumps in the coconut flour.



Step 3: Add water and whisk eggs.

In a small bowl, add the water to the eggs and whisk with a fork.




Step 4: Prepare coconut flakes.

Put the coconut flakes in another small bowl.




Step 5: Coat shrimp.

Holding the shrimp by the tail, coat it in the coconut flour and then shake off any excess flour.



Step 6: Dip shrimp.

Next, dip the shrimp into the egg mix until it’s completely coated. Shake off excess egg.



Step 7: Roll shrimp.

Now roll the shrimp in the coconut flakes until well coated, shaking off any excess flakes.



Step 8. Fry shrimp.

Carefully place the shrimp into the heated oil, being careful not to drop them in to prevent oil from splattering. Cook about 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are golden brown.



Step 9. Cool shrimp.

Using tongs, remove shrimp from the pan, place on a plate covered with paper towels to soak up any excess oil and let cool.



Step 10. Consume!

Eat them as they are or dip them in your favorite ULC sauce. Hot sauce and lime juice are among our favorites!



Nutritional info:

Serves 4 – nutritional data will vary depending on how much you coat each shrimp in the above ingredients and how much oil they soak up during the frying process. The totals below are considering the full measurements of the ingredients, although a large portion of them will not be used. The usable carb count is an estimate and is probably higher than the actual amount that will be consumed per serving.
Calories: 509
Fat: 39g
Protein: 31.3g
Usable carbs: 4.6g