Squash Okoy Recipe (Kabocha Squash Fritters)
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A quick recipe for making delicious and crispy Filipino style squash fritters or squash okoy.
Serves: 24
  • 2 lbs kabocha squash
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup salted shrimp fry (bagoong alamang)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • Tools You’ll Need:
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Spoon
  • Vegetable shredder
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Frying pan
  • Kitchen turner
  • Paper towels
  • Large plate
  1. Wash squash in cold water and pat dry with a towel. Remove seeds using a spoon then slice them into big chunks easy enough to hold for shredding.
  2. Shred squash using a vegetable shredder and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl: flour, water, eggs, bagoong, and ground black pepper. Mix everything together until well-combined.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high.
  5. Scoop about ¼ cup of the mixture onto the frying pan and flatten with a kitchen turner. Fry until edges turn brown, about a minute. Flip to fry the other side until golden brown as well.
  6. Transfer fried squash fritters onto a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil. Repeat step 5 until you used up all the mixture.
  7. Serve with some ketchup or sweet sour sauce.
Recipe by Russian Filipino Kitchen at http://www.russianfilipinokitchen.com/2014/10/29/squash-okoy-recipe-kabocha-squash-fritters/