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    Ukoy na Kalabasa Recipe

    January 11, 2013

    How to cook Ukoy na Kalabasa

    Ukoy na Kalabasa Recipe is a healthy and delicious Filipino appetizer that is very easy to cook.  My Kids who do not want to eat Kalabasa or squash end up loving this dish, they usually ask their mom to prepare it for afternoon snacks.

    The regular Ukoy is always peddled around in the Philippines by street vendors as merienda or snacks. These fritters are made with shrimp and a medley of grated or julienned vegetables, ranging from papaya, bean sprouts, squash, carrots, onions to cassava then deep-fried into crisp patties and served with a spicy vinegar dip.


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    Ukoy na Kalabasa Ingredients

    • 1 cup butternut squash, julienned or grated
    • 1/2 cup medium sized shrimps, heads and skin removed ( use the whole shrimp if you have small ones )
    • 1/4 cup carrots, grated or thinly sliced
    • 1/8 cups green onions, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/4 cup cornstarch
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 1 tbsp. fish sauce
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • a dash of freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 cup oil, for frying


    Spicy Vinegar Dip:

    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp. sugar
    • 2 tbsp. Fish sauce or soysauce
    • 2 birds eye chillies, chopped

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