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Tokneneng Recipe

Tokneneng Recipe

Tokneneng are boiled chicken/duck eggs fried with orange batter until crispy outside, best when dipped in spiced vinegar or sweet brown sauce (Manong Sauce). It is a common Filipino snack sold in the street by push cart vendors for about ₱10/pc. These are very much alike with Kwek-kwek which are made from Quail eggs and cheaper because of their small size sold for about ₱4/pc

Tokneneng Recipe


  • 6-8 pieces boiled eggs (chicken eggs/duck)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tbsp atsuete powder (annatto powder)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooking oil


  1. In a bowl, add cornstarch and dredge the boiled eggs. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift or mix flour, salt, and pepper thoroughly.
  3. Using ¾ cup warm water, dissolve the atsuete powder and pour into the flour mixture. Mix it well until smooth.
  4. Add all the eggs in the orange batter to coat.
  5. Deep Frying: Heat the pan and pour in enough cooking oil. Once the oil is hot enough. Start deep frying each coated eggs. Using a spoon, scoop one egg coated with batter and fry until it becomes crispy outside.
  6. After a few minutes, strain the fried eggs from the hot oil and transfer to a plate.
  7. Serve hot with spiced vinegar or sweet fish ball sauce. Enjoy!