The crispy Ukoy, or shrimp fritters, is usually a snack sold as a street food in the afternoon by vendors on the streets. It can serve as an appetizer or partner with a vegetable recipe like Chopsuey or Ginisang Pinakbet sa Giniling (Tagalog) and you have a whole meal.
Sweet and Sour Sauce:
Wash and clean alamang. Drain very well then add the rest of the ingredients. Heat oil in a saucepan. Shape the shrimp mixture into balls then drop into the hot oil. Fry until brown.
Prepare Sauce: Combine vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, catsup and water. In a saucepan, heat oil and stir-fry vegetables for 2 minutes. Pour vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, catsup and water. In a saucepan, heat oil and stir-fry vegetables for 2 minutes. Pour in vinegar mixture. Boil for 1 minute then thicken with dissolved cornstarch. Season to taste. Serve with shrimp fritters.
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