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Ukoy Recipe (Shrimp Fritter)

This is a recipe for Ukoy Recipe (Shrimp Fritter)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Shrimp
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 3
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 cup small shrimps cleaned
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups mung bean sprouts togue
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 piece raw egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 cups cooking oil


  • Combine cornstarch, flour, baking powder, egg, water, salt, and ground black pepper then stir until diluted.
  • Add the shrimps and mung bean sprouts in the mixture and lightly stir to distribute.
  • Heat a frying pan or small cooking pot and pour-in the cooking oil.
  • When the oil is hot enough, scoop about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mixture and quickly (but cautiously) drop it in hot oil.
  • Cook each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until the color turns golden brown. Please note that cooking time may vary. Repeat this step until the entire mixture is consumed.
  • Remove the deep-fried ukoy from the pan and place in a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the oil.
  • Remove the paper towel and serve with sinamak.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 3g