Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb. large shrimp (16/20 count), peeled and deveined, tails on
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Pina Colada dipping sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Spray the basket of a 3.5-quart air fryer with cooking spray and set aside. Pat the shrimp dry between a couple of paper towels, and then season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Pulse the coconut and panko in a food processor until finely chopped and uniform in size. Transfer to a shallow bowl.
  3. Whisk the flour with ¾ tsp. salt ¼ tsp pepper in another shallow bowl or a baking dish.
  4. Whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt in a third shallow bowl.
  5. Dip a shrimp in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess, then dip in the beaten egg. Dredge in the coconut-panko mixture, turning until evenly coated. Transfer to a large plate or a rimmed baking sheet and continue until all the shrimp are coated.
  6. Preheat the air fryer to 385 F. Working in batches, place some of the shrimp in the fryer basket in a single layer, then spray lightly with more nonstick cooking spray. Cook until the shrimp are golden brown and cooked through, flipping halfway through, about 10 minutes total.


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