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Crispy Kangkong

This is a quick and easy vegetable recipe that is made with water spinach leaves dipped in flour mixture and deep-fried to deliciousness! It is a great option for a crispy, budget-friendly, and tasty appetizer or snacks!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Calories: 283kcal


  • 1 ½ cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup ice cold colorless soda
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups kangkong leaves (water spinach) washed & dried
  • 3 cups vegetable oil for frying


  • In a large bowl, add cornstarch, cold soda, flour, beaten egg, salt, ground white pepper, cayenne pepper, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Dip the kangkong leaves & stems in the flour mixture, then fry the stems and leaves until crisp in hot oil and tranfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Transfer to a serving plate with your choice of dipping sauce and serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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