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Vegetarian Sweet Potato Fritters(Philippine Camote Ukoy)

As a child, Edwin's mom told him, "If you want to eat, you should cook it yourself." And that's exactly what he's been doing ever since.

Filipino Camote Ukoy


What Are Camote Ukoy?

Ukoy are Filipino vegetable fritters. Camote is the Tagalog term for sweet potato. A typical Filipino comfort food, this dish is served in nearly every household and restaurant in the Philippines.

In order to make ukoy, shredded vegetables are mixed in a batter and then deep-fried. The dish is traditionally served with vinegar as a dipping sauce, but it also goes well with other sauces, such as sweet and sour, sweet chili, or even sriracha sauce. Give it a try and add your own twist to it!

Cook Time

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10 min

15 min

25 min

6 servings


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 cup sweet potato, julienne


  1. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Slowly add the liquids to the mixture and stir until smooth.
  3. Stir in the vegetables.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Place 3 tablespoons of the ukoy mixture into the frying pan and fry for 3 minutes on each side, until brown and crispy.
  6. Transfer the fritters from the frying pan to a metal rack to drain the excess oil.
  7. Serve with your favorite sauce.


  • Replace sweet potatoes with mung bean sprouts or julienned carrots.
  • Add color with 1 teaspoon of ground annatto seeds.
  • Add chopped onions to the mixture.
  • Use fish sauce instead of salt.
  • Add shrimp, if you prefer.


Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 16, 2021:

I recently found interest in vegetables such foods sounds delicious. This would make anyone want to eat more than they should have.

Sp Greaney from Ireland on April 15, 2021:

I've never tried a shredded vegetable in batter dish. Looks so easy to make too.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 14, 2021:

Sounds like a good and easy to make snack! I would love to try this!

Thank you for sharing the detailed instructions!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 14, 2021:

As Peggy says, the fritters sound crunchy. I love foods that are flavourful and crunchy. I think your vegetable fritters would be delicious.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 14, 2021:

Your recipe sounds crunchy and good. Thanks!

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