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kwek-kwek on skewers with a sauce
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5 from 1 vote

Kwek Kwek

A quick and easy-to-make authentic Filipino street food that is made with hard-boiled quail eggs coated in orange batter and fried to deliciousness!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Filipino
Calories: 4990kcal


  • 5 organic eggs
  • 12 quail eggs
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons annatto powder divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2-3 cups water
  • cups cornstarch
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl, add flour, 2 tablespoons annatto powder, salt, pepper and using a fork or whisk gradually add in water. Batter will turn orange, but if you want a vivid orange add 1 tablespoon of annatto powder.
  • On a plate, add cornstarch then individually dredge each of the egg
  • Next, dip each egg in the orange batter and repeat till all the eggs are coated with the orange batter.
  • In a deep pan over medium heat, heat about 2-inch of oil (2 cups) to 350 F, then carefully drop battered eggs deep fry for about 3-4 minutes or until the battered eggs turn golden orange.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove eggs from the pan and drain on a wire rack set over a baking sheet or plate lined with paper towels. Serve immediately with your choice of dipping sauce.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 4990kcal | Carbohydrates: 160g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 471g | Saturated Fat: 366g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1730mg | Sodium: 2819mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1780IU | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 17mg
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