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
- 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
- In a bowl, add cornstarch and dredge the boiled eggs. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, sift or mix flour, salt, and pepper thoroughly.
- Using ¾ cup warm water, dissolve the atsuete powder and pour into the flour mixture. Mix it well until smooth.
- Add all the eggs in the orange batter to coat.
- 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.
- After a few minutes, strain the fried eggs from the hot oil and transfer to a plate.
- Serve hot with spiced vinegar or sweet fish ball sauce. Enjoy!