Lutong Bahay: Shrimp Balls with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Thursday, February 07, 2013
Lutong Bahay is a short tag on the title which I use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house, either my own cooking or not.

My dad has recently been obsessing on perfecting his shrimp tempura recipe. So with a surplus of shrimps in the fridge, I thought of making a different shrimp dish following the recipe of one of my favorite Youtubers, ochikeron. I know, I know, this is also deep fried shrimp just like tempura, but this is a nice dish to break the monotony in our house.
shrimp katsu ball

This shrimp ball is somehow similar to a katsu dish because of the breading. But I prefer to call it shrimp ball 'cause I don't think it looks anything like katsu. Haha! Oh, and please don't mind the two pieces of burnt shrimp balls on the plate. They were the first two pieces I deep-fried, and turns out, the pan was too hot. Fortunately, I got the right temperature after so the rest were cooked to a perfect golden brown. Anyway, although I know I'm still a work in progress inside the kitchen, let me share with you this nice recipe.

shrimp katsu with tartar sauce

Ingredients:
  • 18 to 20 pieces of shrimps (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 raw egg
  • 3 tbsp. of flour
  • bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil
For the homemade tartar sauce:
  • 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs
  • 6 tbsp. of mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp. of chopped raw onion
  • 1 tbsp. of chopped dill pickle
  • salt and pepper
Procedure:
  1. On a bowl, beat the raw egg and add in the flour. Make sure to mix well.
  2. Season the shrimps with salt and pepper before cutting them into smaller pieces. Then, divide them into 6 to 8 piles and form them into balls.
  3. Dip the shrimp balls in the egg mixture then coat with bread crumbs.
  4. Fry them in oil at 170C (340F) for about 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Make sure to test the oil first if it's too hot so you won't get what I had, burnt shrimp balls.
  5. Remove the shrimp balls when they're cooked. Drain them and set aside.
  6. To make the tartar sauce, mix the hard-boiled eggs with mayonnaise, chopped onion and dill pickles, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
Now, this recipe is fairly easy. However, I'm sad to say that I somehow messed up with the oil temperature so I accidentally burnt the first 2 pieces. The rest turned out great though, crispy on the outside and soft and succulent on the inside. Anyway, you can also add a twist and maybe put cheese inside the shrimp ball to make it creamy and more interesting. But even as simple as it is, it's already good enough especially when eaten with the tartar sauce which complements this breaded fried dish really well.

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50 comments:

  1. Wow! looks crunchy I can almost hear it in my mouth! (Imagining im eating one already!)
    I really love your lutong bahay posts. I copy them to my Onenote so I can print them when I go home to Leyte where I have the equipments I need. So excited for my next flight home!

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  2. You're getting better in cooking, Sumi! Keep it up! :)


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  3. i love shrimps...
    makopy nga ang recipe na to hehe
    thanks sumi :)

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  4. ill make this for lunch later. . i love anything that is shrimp. Weeee!

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  5. My brother used to make tartar sauce and It's delish! Will try this shrimp balls! Thankyou for this post! :)

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  6. Nice! Nagluluto ka rin pala. Good work Sumi!

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  7. Tomorrow i will try to cook this. Thank you Sumi you're so talented and one of a kind talaga.. :)

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  8. i'd love to try doing this..it looks simple and easy to do..i hope i can do it too..=)

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  9. Aww sumi! this looks good! I want to try it if only im not on a strict diet. :(

    xx Dress Me Up Buttercup

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  10. Cooking Shrimp Tempura is quite a challenging thing to do. It's actually my frustration, so I might as well do Shrimp Balls instead. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  11. Wow! Yummmy Shrimps!!! I must try this at home!!! :)
    - Anna Kristine N. Santillan

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  12. Is it like tempura? I tried this one before. Very yummy indeed ♥

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  13. copy ko recipe,natural way lang ng lutong shrimp alam ko eh..madaling lng gawin di maraming steps,thanks sa recipe.. <3

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  14. thank you for the recipe! Will try to cook it,,,

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  15. This is actually also good with sweet & sour sauce (more on the sour side) like in Chienes restos. Yumm!
    -flynbabe

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  16. I love seafood! specially the SHRIMP cook in TEMPURA. Wow...

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  17. wow! this post made me crave for lunch! now, i remember "i haven't had lunch yet!" @_@

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  18. oooooh, i want to try this with cheese...yum!

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  19. a happy tummy is a happy family!!!

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  20. Wow, looks appetizing. Would love to try out this dish. :)

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  21. Looks good. Will try to cook it myself!

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  22. another new healthy and yummy recipe!

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  23. will try this recipe this week!!

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  24. Look tasty and delicious... i have to try this, my daughter will definitely like this..

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  25. Mg de la Costa

    I'm fond of eating shrimps and will try your recipe soon. Thank you for sharing this.:)

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  26. This looks good. I'm going to try cooking this. My kids will surely love this. c",)

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  27. Shrimps! One of my favorite food ever, however way it is cooked. I'm so chuffed to read your recipe, especially since it seems so easy to do too. Will try this next time we have shrimp in the house. :)

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  28. gonna make this tommorrow,looks very yummy...

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  29. I would love to try this one soon :)

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  30. Sure like to try this recipe. Trying to find other ways to cook shrimp and this look great!

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  31. My daughter will love these. Thanks for sharing! mwuah :-*

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  32. wow matry nga ito. Pacopy po ng recipe ah..thanx and more blogs to come..

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  33. yummy,had made this already and my kids love it so much,thank you for this recipe

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  34. wow!! Fave ng hubby ko ang shrimp, matry nga para maiba namn,hehehhe,aside from sinigang na hipon atleast miba naman.

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  35. wow! i love shrimps and your recipe is fairly easy to make. will try it soon. thanks for sharing!

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  36. this looks yummy! i don't do the cooking in the house so i can't be sure if this is an easy recipe, haha. but i'll have it printed out so my mom can have a go at it. thanks!

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  37. this looks yummy! i don't do the cooking in the house so i can't be sure if this is an easy recipe, haha. but i'll have it printed out so my mom can have a go at it. thanks!

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  38. Wow, thanks for the recipe..will try the Tartar sauce :)

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  39. i will try this, mukhang mdaling Lutuin,.

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  40. OMG! i super love Shrimps! tara lunch na! I'll try this one ;))

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  41. Favorite ko ang shrimp and I've never tried ang ibang luto nito aside from sinigang at binusang hipon.Mabigay nga ung recipe at procedure kay wifey para malut nya at matry din ng mga kids namin.Thank you for this blog.

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  42. waaah,. i love shrimp,. im gonna try this,.

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  43. my children love eating shrimp, for sure they will love this,.

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  44. I didn't know that its so simple to create a tartar sauce. Thanks for this I can have as much tartar sauce as I want!

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