ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Vietnamese Shrimp And Sweet Potato Fritters Recipe (Banh Tom)

Updated on February 27, 2012

Sweet and juicy shrimp nest on the crispy sweet potato fritters. Wrapped with lettuce and aromatics, and dipped into Vietnamese dipping sauce.

Banh tom is popular snack from Hanoi.Basically, its fritter made of sweet potato and fresh shrimp. This is the easiest snack one can make. Its best eaten hot and fresh.

Here is how to make banh tom. The batter is made from all-purpose flour and rice flour. If you prefer thick batter on your fritters, you can add more batter on it. Serve it with your favorite pickles and dipping sauce. Banh tom also make a great appetizer. save


Source
Banh Tom
Banh Tom | Source

What You Need

Serves 2 - 4

Ingredients:

1 lbs sweet potato, julienned/ thinly shredded

1/2 lbs shrimp in shells

corn oil for deep frying

Batter:

1/2 cup rice flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

3/4 cup water

Garnish:

lettuce leaves

bean sprouts

lemon wedges

cilantro

mint

basil

Vietnamese dipping sauce


How to Fix

  • To make the batter: in a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, all-purpose flour, salt, and turmeric. Add the water gradually. Stir to make a smooth and thick batter.
  • Add the sweet potato into the batter. Stir to combine. The sweet potato should be well coated.
  • Heat a wok over high heat. Pour oil to a dept of about 2-inches. Heat the oil to 350 F. Put a baking sheet with a wire rack on it near near the frying station.
  • Use 2 metal spoons, one is larger and one is regular size. I use a soup ladle and regular spoon. Scoop up about 2 - 3 tablespoon of the batter into the ladle and flatten it with the back of regular spoon. Add 2 - 3 shrimp on top and press them gently into the batter. Make sure they stick to the batter.
  • Use a spoon to slide the batter gently into the hot oil. Fry the fritters for about 5 minutes or until they golden crisp. Transfer the fritters to the rack to drain.
  • Serve with raw vegetable salad and dipping sauce (see the dipping sauce recipe at Vietnamese Pancake/Banh Xeo).

Banh Tom - Vietnamese Shrimp and Sweet Potato Fritters

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jojokaya profile imageAUTHOR

      jojokaya 

      6 years ago from USA

      @iruvanti: you are welcome

    • iruvanti profile image

      iruvanti 

      6 years ago from U.S.A

      Awesome recipe!! Thanks for sharing.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)