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My mother’s side of the family is from the Philippines, and one dish I grew up eating (kind of like a street food) was ukoy, a shrimp & sweet potato fritter that we dipped in garlic-vinegar dressing. It sounds weird, but it’s really good. Here’s the recipe!
Recipe adapted from Whats4Eats.com
10 shrimp, peeled
1 cup flour
1 cup cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup water
1 pound sweet potatoes, grated
oil for frying
Mix flour, cornstarch and salt. Add enough water to make a light batter. Stir in the sweet potato.
Heat about 1 inch of oil in a deep pan or use a deep fryer. Scoop about 1/3 cup of batter onto a plate and spread it out to a 3-4 inch round. Place a piece of shrimp in the middle and press it down.
Fry until browned and crispy, about 4-5 minutes. Repeat.
Serve hot with garlic-vinegar dipping sauce.
- Garlic-Vinegar Dipping Sauce: Mix together 1 cup of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and 1 teaspoon of salt. Use this sauce to dip your ukoy in.
-Malaka Gharib, ONE.org