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How to Cook Ukoy (Bean Sprouts and Shrimp Fritters)

Ukoy or sometimes called okoy is a combination of mung bean sprouts, small shrimps, flour, cornstarch, egg, salt and pepper which is mixed to form a batter.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 10 pcs
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 1/2 cup small fresh shrimps or dried shrimps
  • 1 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 6 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups mung bean sprouts toge
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground peppercorn
  • 1 pc large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups cooking oil for frying
  • 1/8 cup shredded carrot


    How to cook Ukoy (Bean Sprouts and Shrimp Fritters):

    • In a bowl combine flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper, egg and water. Beat with a whisk or fork the ingredients until it forms a smooth batter.
    • Then add the shrimps, bean sprouts and shredded carrots. Mix until the three ingredients are wll coated with batter.
    • In a deep frying pan, heat cooking oil until hot. Then using a laddle or sandok, scoop about 1/8 cup of the mixture and pour in hot cooking oil.
    • Cook each side for about 3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Place on a colander or paper towel to drain excess oil.
    • Cooking may vary depending on the cooking oil temperature and size of the fritters.
    • Do the same cooking method on the rest of the mixture. Serve with a mixture of vinegar, sliced onion, crushed peppercorns and crushed garlic dipping sauce.