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This is a simple and flavorful Filipino appetizer usually made with unpeeled shrimps that are fried to a crisp.

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Serves: 5-7

Main Ingredients: Shellfish

Cooking Style: Fried

Collection: All-time favorites, Merienda

Difficulty: Novice

Instructions

  1. To prepare the batter : In a mixing bowl combine tagonton, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, Mama Sita’s Palabok Mix and water. Stir in sweet potato, tofu and leeks.
  2. To form the fritters : In a saucer, form batter mixture into small 3”(45 g) patties. Gently slide into pre-heated pan with hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain excess oil. Continue process until you use up the batter mixture. Serve hot with garlic dipping sauce.
  3. To prepare the sauce : In a bowl, combine vinegar, garlic, black pepper and salt.

Ingredients

Metric

English

Ingredient

1 pouch

57 g

Mama Sita’s Palabok Mix

250 g

Tagonton, small shrimps

½ cup

40 g

Flour

½ cup

35 g

Cornstarch

¾ cup

187 ml

Water, cold

2 pcs

250 g

Kamote, cut into strips

1 stalk

30 g

Leeks, cut into strips

1 pc

60 g

Tofu, cut into ½" cubes

1 cup

250 ml

Oil

Sauce

½ cup

125 ml

Mama Sita's Coconut Nectar Vinegar

3 cloves

9 g

Garlic, crushed

A dash

Black pepper

A pinch

Salt

See Also:

All-time favorites, Merienda
Cooking Style: Fried