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2 Quick Appetizers: How To Make Easy Wrap Shrimp Fritters and Sweet Potato Rolls with Ginger: A Cambodian Khmer Recipe

Updated on August 16, 2012

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Learn how to make two Simple, Fast and Delicious Appetizers!

Shrimp Fritters are Lightly Breaded and Crispy! Serve these before a meal as an appetizer or at your next party!

Sweet Potato Rolls with Ginger are lightly sweetened and influenced by the French when they were in Cambodia.

In fact, they are very similar to French Fries! Potatoes are cut into large match sticks and precooked by boiling them. They are then seasoned with Salt, Sugar, and Fresh Ginger.

And that's just the beginning! We will roll them in Rice Paper Wrappings and then fry them to perfection!

You will be the life of the party if you bring these dishes to your next Super Bowl Party!

We will start with the Shrimp Fritter recipe first. Let's look at the Ingredients:

Shrimp Fritters Ingredients

Ingredient
Amount
How To Prepare
Fresh Shrimp
14 oz (400 g)
Wash, Peel and De-vein
Rice Flour
1 cup (150 g)
 
Garlic Cloves
4 whole
Peel and Chop
Coconut Milk
1-2 tablespoons
 
Fish Sauce
1/4 cup (60 ml)
 
Sugar
1 teaspoon
 
Green Onions (Scallions)
3
Slice Thinly
Cooking Oil
(Enough for deep frying)
 

Shrimp Fritters Recipe

*This recipe serves 4 and has a preparation time of 20 minutes. Cooking time is about 15 minutes.*

  • Combine the Shrimp, Rice Flour, Garlic, 1 tablespoon of Coconut Milk, Fish Sauce, Sugar and Green Onions (Scallions) in a bowl.
  • Check consistancy: if the mixture is too dry, add the other tablespoon of Coconut Milk. You want the mixture to stay thick.
  • Heat the Oil on med-high heat in a large skillet or Wok. I always use a Cast Iron Skillet for best taste results, plus the added iron that is introduced into the food as it cooks.
  • If you are not sure if the oil is hot enough for cooking, dip a tooth pick into the oil (careful for back splash!) and if when you pull it out it has little bubbles on it, you are ready to fry.
  • Drop a few heaping tablespoons of the shrimp mixture into the hot oil, carefully!
  • Cook a few tablespoons at a time because overcrowding the skillet will cause an extreme decrease in temperature which will result in under-cooked or oily food.
  • Fry each batch until Golden on all sides.
  • Carefully remove and allow to drain on paper towels to get excess grease out.
  • Serve immediately with Chili Coriander Dip (follow the link for quick and easy dip recipe)

That's it!

Jong Yam! (Want to eat!)

Now, on to the next recipe: Sweet Potato Rolls with Ginger. Your friends and family will thank you!

Sweet Potato Rolls with Ginger

Ingredient
Amount
How To Prepare
Large Sweet Potatoes
2
Peel and Cut Lengthwise into large French Fry-like "Matchsticks"
Fresh Ginger Root
6 inches (15 cm)
Peel and Slice Finely
Salt
A Pinch
 
Sugar
5 teaspoons
 
Package of Small Rice Paper Wrappers**
1 Package (6 inch diameter (15 cm)
**See note and link below in recipe on how to prepare Rice Paper Wraps**
Cooking Oil
Enogh for Deep Frying
 
Dried Rice Paper Wrap from the Package Before Being Softened
Dried Rice Paper Wrap from the Package Before Being Softened | Source
Softened Rice Paper Wrap
Softened Rice Paper Wrap | Source

Sweet Potato Rolls with Ginger Recipe

**Rice Paper Wrappers need to be softened before use. Follow this link for detailed instructions: Rice Paper Wrappers (scroll down past the ingredients to the Recipe section)**

*This recipe Serves 4, has a Preparation Time of 40 minutes, and a Cooking Time of 25-30 minutes

  • Combine the Potatoes, Ginger, Salt and Sugar in a pot.
  • Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until the Potatoes are just about tender-about 10 minutes or so.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • **Soften Rice Paper Wraps
  • Wrap each Potato Stick in one softened rice paper wrap
  • Heat Oil over medium-high heat in a wok or large skillet, until oil is hot enough for frying.
  • Fry the Potato Rolls until Golden Brown.
  • Drain Rolls on paper towels and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  • Serve immediately with Chili Coriander Dip (click link for recipe)

As an alternative to an appetizer, this can be served as a desert by sprinkling Sugar on top of the Rolls!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Ginger is very good for a lot of reasons imkd. I don't like the taste (reminds me of Lemon Pledge Wood Cleaner) but I force myself to eat it at least once a week. My wife loves Ginger so I have no choice! Thanks again for stopping by. I appreciate all your comments!

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      imkd 5 years ago

      Ginger is good for throat and potato is good for health. so it seems be a healthy recipe. I'll try out the potato rolls soon. Thank Friend!!!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      They are both very delicious Victoria Lynn. I appreciate your comment and I hope that you enjoy these recipes! Thanks for the vote and comment!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Those look good. I especially want to try the shrimp fitters. Bookmarking for later! Voted up!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Alex and Violeta! I do hope that you try and enjoy the recipe and let me know what you think! Thank you both for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Violeta Bocage 5 years ago

      oo, i love the sweet potato one. it sounds soooo good! i have to try it this week. thanks for the recipe.

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      Alex Longsword 5 years ago from Nicaragua

      definitely, I gonna try the sweet-potetoes-rolls. it sounds yummy

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you all for your comments! I appreciate you stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      L.L. Woodard 5 years ago from Oklahoma City

      I want to give these a try soon. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      These sound awesome!

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      The shrimp fritters sound wonderful! I also like the use of tables in this hub. Makes it look so neat and easy to read. Think I'll be trying it sometime myself.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello poetvix! I do hope that you enjoy this recipe and let me know what you think once you try it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      These sweet potato rolls sound stellar. I can't wait to try this out, what a great alternative to the normal boring fries.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      That's awesome LuxmiH! Please let me know what you think once you have tried them! Thanks for another great comment!

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      Luxmih Eve-Lyn Forbes 5 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

      Mouth watering and simply delicious. I am printing this out in delightful anticipation.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello pedrn44! I am glad you like these recipes and look forward to your feedback after you try them! Thanks for stopping by!

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      pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

      I am always looking for new appetizers to serve and these sound yummy and unique! I love shrimp and coconut together. I'm a big sweet potatoe fan but have never been so creative with them. Can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing:)

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello again TattooKitty! Shrimp and coconut are a very popular combination! Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy these recipes and let me know what you think once you try them!

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      TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Sounds divine...a must-try!! I love the use of coconut milk in the shrimp fritter recipe- coconut and shrimp is a winning combo!! Thanks for the great appetizer ideas!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello mariazeyn! The Dried Rice Paper Wraps should be relatively easy to find in most major grocery stores. If you can't find them, you can try an Asian Specialty Store or even order them online. Please come back and let me know what you think of the Sweet Potato Rolls with Ginger! Be sure to check out my other recipes as some of them are meatless.

      Here's is an example if you omit the shrimp: https://hubpages.com/food/Fresh-Spring-Salad-Summe...

      I will be adding more recipes soon and maybe I'll start with vegetarian only dishes. I am concentrating exclusively on recipes from Cambodia and Southeast Asia, for now. Here is another vegetarian link from my recipes: https://hubpages.com/food/Cambodian-Raw-Vegetable-...

      I appreciate you stopping by and I hope that you enjoy these recipes and come back and let me know what you think once you have tried them!

      JSMatthew~

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