MiLa, New OrleansThis bar snack is an ingenious combination of two classic fried foods: crisp coconut shrimp and beignets (fritters). Whisking both beer and egg into the batter makes for a crust that's crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. More Fried Foods

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Yield:
8
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Ingredients

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  • In a bowl, whisk the pepper jelly with the mustard and vinegar until smooth.

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  • In a large saucepan, heat 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil to 350°. In a bowl, mix the flour with the scallions, coconut, baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Whisk in the beer and egg to form a thick batter.

  • Working in batches, dip the shrimp in the batter (don't shake off the excess) and fry over moderate heat, turning once, until golden and crisp, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp to paper towels to drain. Serve with the pepper jelly sauce.

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