Remove skin from shrimp, leave tails attached. Butterfly shrimp 1/2 way, dust with flour. Mix flour, egg, beer, salt, pepper and sugar creating a batter. Dip shrimp into batter without dipping the tails, then dip into coconut. Refrigerate for 15 minutes minimum. Heat oil to 325 degrees F. Deep fry shrimp.
Recipe courtesy The Carltun, Long Island, NY