Shrimp and Vegetable Fritters

Shrimp and Vegetable Fritters, also known as Ukoy, is a classic Filipino snack that’s both nourishing and indulgent. These crispy, golden fritters combine the sweetness of shrimp with the fresh crunch of vegetables, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

Not only are these fritters a testament to the versatility of Filipino cuisine, but they also offer a fantastic way to incorporate more veggies into your diet in a fun and flavorful manner. Whether served as a hearty snack, a delightful appetizer, or a light meal, Shrimp and Vegetable Fritters promise a bite-sized adventure into the heart of Filipino cooking.

Full Recipe:


  • 1 cup small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green beans
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Vegetable oil for frying



  1. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, bean sprouts, carrots, green beans, and green onions.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Stir the egg and water into the flour mixture until well combined.
  4. Add the vegetable and shrimp mixture to the batter, ensuring everything is evenly coated.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Spoon the batter into the oil, forming small fritters, and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove fritters from the skillet and drain on paper towels.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Kcal: 180 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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