Papaya Ukoy or Papaya Okoy


2 cup all purpose-flour
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
3/4 cup water
2 cup green papaya, grated
1 pc onion, chopped
200 g small fresh shrimps, cleaned ( for vegans: subtitute with vegemeat or tofu )
1 cup oil for frying


How to make papaya ukoy

  • Mix flour, salt, pepper and water together to make a smooth batter.
  • Add grated papaya and onion.
  • Place 2-3 tablespoons of mixture in a saucer to form patties and press 2-3 shrimps on top.
  • In a large pan or wok, heat cooking oil.
  • Deep fry the patties until golden brown and crispy. Drain in absorbent paper towels.
  • Serve hot with vinegar and garlic sauce.

Papaya Ukoy

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