I just cut this recipe out of yesterday's paper. The writer credited it to a Redbook (5/1990) article called 'Burt Reynolds Invites You to Dinner'. At that time he had a restaurant in Jupiter, Florida. Hope this helps.
1 qt vegetable oil
1 bottle (12 oz) plain seltzer water
1 C plus 2 T flour (divided)
1 C sweetened shredded coconut
1 lb medium-size shrimp, peeled, deveined w/ tails intact
In deep saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat to 350 degrees. Pour seltzer water into medium-size bowl. Using wire whisk or fork, beat in 1 C of the flour, 1/4 C at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. Spread remaining 2 T of flour in shallow dish, then spread coconut into another shallow dish.
Working with about 4 shrimp at a time, dust each one lightly in the 2 T flour, then coat with batter, then roll in coconut. Fry in hot oil 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until golden. Carefully remove from oil with tongs and set on paper toweling to drain.