Budget Meal · Fish · Lutong Bahay (Daily Menu)

Tawilis Ukoy

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Try this Budget-friendly recipe on how to make, crispy tawilis and kalabasa ukoy (or tawilis okoy). Quick and easy Filipino recipe, daily menu and lutong bahay.

TAWILIS UKOY RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:
300grams fresh small tawilis, (alternatively any small fish like dulong or dilis)
5 cloves garlic
1 small onion
3 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoon all purpose flour
2 cups squash (kalabasa)
1 tablespoon salt (for brine)
1 cup water (for brine)
2 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Peel kalabasa and slice in julienne (or strips) use a grate if possible. Add salt and brine with 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. Set aside
  2. Prepare and minced garlic and onions. Set aside.
  3. Drain kalabasa and squeeze out excess liquid.
  4. Mix everything in a medium bowl. (squash, onion, garlic, tawilis, eggs, salt, pepper, flour and cornstarch.)
  5. Assemble in a platito (small saucer) and gently push down in hot oil to fry.
  6. Fry it until crispy and golden brown
  7. Drain from oil and transfer into a plate lined with paper towels.
  8. Serve with your favorite spiced vinegar and red chillies on the side. Enjoy!

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