My kids are very picky eaters. They won’t eat veggies much more if you don’t put any imagination to the food! But I like this because it is a challenge for me.
This morning, we went to the market and I purchased some vegetables, from carrots, cabbages to monggo sprouts, also some protein – chicken!
I was thinking of just making a sauteed veggies with chicken but that is quite common and I know the kids would just pick on the chicken and leave the veggies out!
So what I did was make “ukoy” my own version. I know the usual “ukoy” sold contains shrimps, monggo sprout mixed in a batter of flour and egg and sometimes it doesn’t taste anything at all!
But since this is my own version – I made it extra special. 🙂 Here are the ingredients…and no exact measurement because I eyeballed all of it 😀
carrots – minced/diced/strips – whatever you like it
cabbage – strips /mined/ diced
chicken – minced / diced – its all up to you
salt and pepper to taste
I started mixing the veggies first in a big bowl, since I was eyeballing it all out, i did this first so i could also see how much flour will i use.
Then I got some flour – probably the amount I use half a cup will do, then also a quarter of a cup of cornstarch. I added some cornstarch because it makes the fritters / ukoy crispy. After mixing the two, I added eggs, since I am not stingy – I added 3 eggs ( i love eggs!) but 2 will do i guess. But the consistency you want to achieve will be not too thick and not too thin. After that I added the veggies and chicken, then salt and pepper to taste.
I was also thinking of adding some Paprika (very mild) and the kids love it but found out i ran out of it 😦 it would add a bit of a kick to the whole recipe. But if you have it you can add it.
Then after mixing, heat your pan with some oil and then fry it away! 😀 how thick or how big is up to you just make sure you get a crispy crust outside and cooked a bit moist in the inside!
The result! 😀 I love the color and i love the smell. Plus it was a hit with the kids. That plate was full of ukoy but my kids devoured it immediately!
So happy because they didn’t know they were eating veggies and lots of it!!! 😉
For those wanting to know the right amount, I could probably make again and will be measuring it! don’t hesitate to comment and ask me questions! Happy eating!!