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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!

Chanang Tay? (Wasn't that delicious?)

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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 6 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!

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      Violeta Bocage 6 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 6 years ago from Nicaragua

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

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

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

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      L.L. Woodard 6 years ago from Oklahoma City

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

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 6 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      These sound awesome!

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      Sinea Pies 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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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      Sandi 6 years ago from Greenfield, 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 6 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 6 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 6 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!

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      mariazeyn 6 years ago from Ontario

      Yum! your sweet potato rolls with ginger recipe is making me hungry. Since I am a vegetarian, I will only try that one. Is it easy to find dried rice wrappers from the grocery store or should I go to a specific place to get them?

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Arlene! Haha! I'd rather keep you in suspense and watch you read them one by one...that we we can keep commenting! I always appreciate when you stop by and vote, and especially when you let me know what you think after you try the recipe. I haven't been around much lately and I am hoping to publish some more recipes soon. Thank you for being a dedicated supporter!

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      Arlene V. Poma 6 years ago

      Voted up, useful, interesting, and AWESOME. So why don't you keep us from bookmarking your recipes and publish your cookbook??? My, my, my! Looking forward to trying is out, J.S. Thanks!

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks for reading and commenting careeronlinedegre! I hope that you enjoy them!

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      careeronlinedegre 6 years ago

      Hi Matt, i guess these recipe must tasty surly try Shrimp Fritters. Thanks

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I appreciate you bookmarking these recipes gailalovesbijou and I hope that you come back and let me know how you like them once you try them! Thanks again for reading and commenting, and make sure that you check out the series as I am always adding more Recipes from the Cambodian region!

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      gailalovesbijou 6 years ago from Wyomissing, PA

      I bookmarked this and your chili coriander dip recipe. Yum! They all sound packed with flavor. Love to eat, so I love to cook.

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Angie Jardine: I hope that you enjoy them! Let me know what you think when you try them! Thanks!

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @randomcreative: Thanks for the comment! I will continue to post more of these as I have quite a few! Keep your eyes open!

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      Angie Jardine 6 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      These recipes sound delicious, ,J.S. I'm going to have to find some time from writing to try them out ...

      Voted up.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for posting another set of great recipes! I love sweet potatoes.

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Floridacars: Thank you for reading and commenting! I appreciate it.

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Robin: Thank you! I always feel humbled when you comment on my Hubs! I have been using the tables in my recipe Hubs because if someone were to print them out it would be easy to find the ingredients in the table with the recipe instruction underneath. I hope you enjoy these and let me know what you think! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Dexter Yarbrough: I appreciate your votes, comment and bookmarking! I hope that at some point you can try these and let me know what you think! Thanks again!

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @ktrapp: This is definitely a nice set of appetizers for a Super Bowl Party because most people probably haven't tried these! Your friends will think you are a secret chef! I hope that you try these and let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @mvillecat: I had never tried Cambodian food until I met my wife. It's not as popular as other Asian Cuisines because Cambodians make up a very small population of Asian culture. I hope you enjoy making these and let me know what you think! Thank you!

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      Floridacars 6 years ago from West Palm Beach, Florida

      great information on a delicious meal

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      Robin Edmondson 6 years ago from San Francisco

      These look amazing! I will definitely try them. I love how easy your recipe is to follow with the table, I'll have to do that in my next recipe Hub! ;)

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      J.S. Matthew! Just as I have begun to lose a few pounds, this hub comes screaming at me. I am going to resist these delicious and tempting recipes for now. But I am bookmarking for a very special indulging occasion - which will be soon!

      Voted up, up and away!

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      Kristin Trapp 6 years ago from Illinois

      Both of these recipes sound great and would certainly be different from the super bowl food that we're used to! I'm saving up some of the awesome recipes like these to try out when the weather turns cold and I'm stuck inside looking for something fun and new to do.

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      Catherine Dean 6 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

      Wonderful and simple recipes that I cannot wait to make. We love asian food but don't think we have ever had Cambodian before. Thanks for giving a simple recipe to start us off!

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @texasgirlfw: I appreciate you stopping by! I am now following you!

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @VENZKHVAM: This is a very "Asian" dish! I am glad you like the spin on using Ginger. I did not receive an email from you however. My e-mail address is: JSMatthewFreelance@gmail.com

      I appreciate all your comments and for you bookmarking these recipes! Good luck in your move. Thanks again!

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @RTalloni: Lol I do that all the time! I always forget to hit "Post Comment". Thanks for another comment and bookmark!

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      texasgirlfw 6 years ago

      Thanks, I love collecting recipes.

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      VENZKHVAM 6 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

      MATHEW,

      MATHEW,

      Fried Shrimp Fritters is one of the popular hawker snack available anywhere in Malaysia all asian countries.No matter who you are whether you're Chinese,Malay or India you will surely love this snack.Actually when shrimp was deep fried it's really tasty!!

      Thanks for sharing this with a ginger mix. I will surely going to book mark all your food hubs and try it out later on when I move out to new house.

      Voted up dear

      I had send you a mail dear Pl have a look

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      I voted and bookmarked, but I guess I forgot to post the comment!

      These are fabulous recipes and I'm very much looking forward to trying both of them.

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks Just Ask Susan! I appreciate that. Please let me know what you think when you try them!

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These recipes sound wonderful and I have bookmarked to try soon. Thanks.