Clean shrimps, leaving tails on.
Split along back curve, cutting close to inner edge.
Spread each shrimp flat.
Mix next 5 ingredients until smooth (batter will be thick).
Holding shrimps by tail, dip each in batter, draining off excess.
Coat with coconut.
Set aside about 30 minutes, then fry 2 to 3 minutes in 1 inch of hot fat in skillet (set at 325°F.if electric), turning once until golden brown.
Drain on paper towel and keep warm in preheated 325°F.oven.