Sunday, April 11, 2010

Okoy (Shrimp Patty)


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup annatto water
1 1/2 cups shrimp broth
1 egg, well beaten
cooking oil
2 cups bean sprouts
1 cup chopped green onions
2 pieces tofu, cut into strips
1/2 lb small shrimp, cleaned
1 cup papayas


Sift the first five batter ingredients together in a bowl.
Blend in the annatto water, broth and egg.
Beat until smooth.
Heat oil in high heat for deep-frying.
Set aside.
Arrange a bed of bean sprouts and green papaya in a saucer.
Top with some green onion, tofu strips and shrimps.
Add about 1/3 cup of batter.
Slide the mixture carefully into the hot oil.
Fry until crisp and brown on both sides.
Serve with a mixture of vinegar and crushed garlic for dipping seasoned with salt and pepper.

6 Patties
35 minutes 20 mins prep

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