Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ukoy ( Squash and Shrimp Fritters)

Ukoy is a delicious Filipino dish that is serve as a snack, appetizer and even as a viand. Easy to make and budget friendly this recipe usually uses sweet potato, but I used squash, since squash is abundant and cheaper in my place. Here is my way of cooking it.

400 grams squash
1 cup flour
2 eggs
1 onion ( finely chopped)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Shred or grate the squash then in a mixing bowl , mix all the ingredients
If the mixture is too dry just add 1 egg

2. Spoon the mixture and fry it with shrimp on top.
3.When it's already golden brown it is ready to be served.
 Enjoy your food :-)


  1. I am always trying to find a recipe exactly if no close to what my Papa used to make. Long semi thick shreds lightly dusted; not too much batter but more dry & crispy. Maybe he used less water four or egg. Like fried french fries the strands of either butternut or acorn squash always were light crispy & crunchy; not oily at all....
    Can you help me? or is it just a trial and error. I tried everything from pre-salting the strands then patting them dry prior lightly battering or dredging in rice flour.
    I can never replicate it....
    The family recipe is from Masantol Pampanga PI.
    Sincerely, Jesus Bamba

  2. does it look like french fries? I will try to discover it and will try to make it if i can so that i can help you,

  3. Paano po mapanatiling crispy ang ukoy?

    1. Lagay mo po sa oven na very low lang ang heat after maprito
      pinaka da best iluto lang kapag kakainin na.

  4. pwede din po siguro lagyan ng toge?^_^

  5. I want to know that if this is a French or Italian dish? I want to make it and was trying to find information on net but could not find it. Can you please tell me some cooking tips to make this dish as good as you have shown here?

    1. This is a FIlipino dish, just follow the procedure and if the mixture is too dry add a little water.

  6. Thank you for this recipe. I am going to use this for our Locale Store minus 1 egg to increase the profit margin. I mixed grated green papaya and it did not affect the taste. SsD.


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