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Ukoy (“oo-khoy”) are fried crunchy, battered fritters with savory vegetable filling. Usually they also have shrimp, I veganized and added a touch of vegetable broth instead. It could be easily veganized because all you have to do is take out the shrimp and eggs. The challenge was not so much on how to veganize it as much as how to create a crunchy texture. Achieving that perfect balance of flour, corn starch, and baking powder is the trick to the perfect piece of Ukoy.
Ukoy (or Okoy) are best served with vinegar dipping on the side, and best enjoyed as snack or appetizer.
FOR THE BATTER:
FOR THE FILLING:
Here’s a short video of what I did to cook the fritters: