Shrimp Okoy (Fritters)

Thanks to my friend for sharing her Okoy Recipe, I just made some adjustments to suit my preference 🙂


  • 5 to 7 cups coarsely shredded squash and sweet potato (or carrots)
  • 11 to 12 pcs shrimps (whole)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup shrimp broth (or chicken or just water)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp magic sarap seasoning or 1/2 tsp (1/4 tsp garlic powder & 1/4 tsp onion powder mix)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for deep frying


  1. Lay the shredded vegetables in a tray and put in a hot area of your house to dry a bit. If in hurry you can just pat dry the vegetables with paper towels to remove some moisture.
  2. Heat pan with oil on medium heat.
  3. In a big bowl, combine all the ingredients except the oil, shrimp and vegetables. Your mixture should be not too thick or too thin.
  4. Gently fold in the vegetables make sure that each piece is  coated with the batter. Your mixture should look thick now, no dripping batter as you scoop.
  5. Scoop 1/3 cup of the mixture and fry, make sure to spread the batter evenly (around 3.5 inches) on the pan , put the shrimp on top and press against the fritters for it to stick, cook until crispy, around 3 to 4 minutes each side. Serve while hot.





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