Keto Fried Coconut Shrimp

I scratched my head for a while trying to figure out how do you make coconut fried shrimp without it being high in sugar and also how to make fried shrimp without breadcrumbs?!

Of course, using coconut flour was an easy solution to the flour, but regular panko defiantly won’t fit on my keto diet menu and Fried shrimp aren't fried shrimp without a nice crispy coat.

The unsweetened shredded coconut was surprisingly a great crispy alternative.

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How to make fried shrimp without breadcrumbs?

I’ve loved fried shrimp since I was a little kid. I mean like I’d probably order a shrimp appetizer with a shrimp basket for my entree with no shame in my game!

The really good news is that on a Keto diet there are really great substitutes for ingredients like flour and breadcrumbs that are the main ingredients needed to make fried foods.

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If you Keto you probably already have coconut flour in your pantry and if you don’t you should!

I use Now Foods coconut flour it’s 100% pure, gluten-free, and the perfect alternative to overly processed, grain-based flours. It’s a staple ingredient in a lot of keto desserts and other recipes. 

The Secret Ingredient in Fried Keto recipes! 

Now my new discovery that I used in my Zero Carbs Fried Shrimp recipe is Pork Panko, made exclusively from finely ground pork rinds. Making it the perfect replacement for panko breadcrumbs in really any recipe. 

For this recipe, we nixed the panko all together and just used coconut flour and unsweetened shredded coconut. To our surprise the shredded coconut did the trick and added a crispy outside and great flavor! 

Add a little sweet & spicy to them! 

To be honest, I’m usually a ketchup dipper lol, but not sure ketchup goes well with coconut. So I made a Keto friendly version of the copycat recipe for Bang bang shrimp sauce.

Have you ever had bang bang shrimp from Bone Fish? Well its like a sweet and spicy mayonnaise based dipping sauce that is perfect with shrimp! It usually has sweet chili sauce which is a little higher in carbs, so I found a way around it! I posted that recipe below too! 

Ketogenic Diet Macros

I have found that most people starting out on keto don't realize that you should be counting Net Carbs when following a Keto Diet. So when you look at the nutrition label you subtract Fiber from the Total Carbs and that equals Net Carbs

A 1/4 pound of shrimp would be about 4.7 net carbs! The nurtition label below is for 1 shrimp! 

Keto Fried Coconut Shrimp

recipe makes a pound of shrimp

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes



  1. In a small bowl mix the salt and coconut flour
  2. Create and assembly line of three bowls, one with the flour mixture, the second with the eggs and the third with the unsweetened shredded Coconut
  3. Dredge the shrimp in the  flour mixture, then in the egg and finally in the shredded coconut until well coated
  4. Fill a saute pan about 2 inches with coconut oil  and put on  medium high heat 
  5. Once the oil is hot place shrimp in oil and cook 1-2 minutes on each side. Shrimp cook quickly so don't let them cook too long
  6. Serve with Spicy Bang Bang Dipping Sauce 

Bone Fish CopyCat low carb Bang Bang Sauce


  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar free apricot preserves 
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice 
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 


  1. In a small bowl add all the ingredients, mix well 




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Nutritional information is provided and I keep it as accurate as possible.  Keep in mind nutrition facts on all ingredients may vary depending on the different brands you may use.

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