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Crispy Dulong Okoy (Dulong fritters)

My family loves fried food: fried chicken, tapa, pork chops – you name it. When my kids were young I would incorporate veggies in their meal by preparing okoy (fritters) or lumpia. So growing up, they love to eat lumpia, veggie balls, and okoy anytime of the day.

Recently, I cook dulong okoy following the simple recipe and ingredients of Panlasang Pinoy chef, Vanjo Merano. I didn’t follow the exact measurement of each ingredient because I cook more than sample recipe shown in his video.


Dulong, mongo sprout (togue), scallions (young green onion leaves), flour, corn starch, baking powder, egg, water, garlic, onion, vinegar (for sauteing dulong) salt, pepper, cooking oil.


Instead of directly incorporating dulong in the batter, you may cook if for a bit by sauteing garlic and onion. Add in dulong. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Add a small amount of vinegar. Cook for a few minutes. Let it cool.

In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients — flour, corn starch, baking powder. Mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper. Add in egg and water. Mix well. Add in cooked dulong and mongo sprout in the batter. Put chopped scallions. Mix some more.

Heat moderate amount of cooking oil in the pan. Put a ladleful of okoy mixture. Fry each side until golden brown. Drain the excess oil on paper towel and you’re done.  Best served with steamy cooked rice.

For dipping sauce:

You’ll need vinegar, soy sauce, onion, red chilli, pepper, sugar.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Thanks!

Crispy Papaya Okoy

Here’s one no-meat dish that you can prepare for the Holy Week. I have yet to try cooking this recipe, but I’m sure your kids will love it.

For the okoy:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 pack (8 g) Maggi Magic Sarap Seasoning
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 cup water
1 egg, beaten
3 cups green papaya, grated
1 cup togue (bean sprouts)
oil for frying
1/2 cup small shrimps for topping

For the dip:
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup Maggi Savor seasoning, Classic flavor
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Set aside.

For the okoy:
1. In a bowl, combine flour, Maggi Magic Sarap, salt and pepper.
2. Pour in water and beaten egg. Mix thoroughly to combine.
3. Add grated papaya and togue. Continue mixing until mixture is blended enough to be formed.
4. Form mixture into patties of desired size.
5. Heat oil. Top each uncooked patty with a few shrimps before frying.
6. Fry in hot oil until crispy and golden brown. Drain okoy on paper towels to remove excess oil.

Serve with vinegar dip on the side.

Source: Woodrose Family Cookbook.