Crispy Egg Chips or Egg Chicharon are becoming a popular snack or finger food here in the Philippines. These are chips which you can serve on the go because it is easy to make.
So whenever you’re on a night-at-home partying with friends or family and you want something to nibble on besides the usual food like peanuts, chicharon, or even sisig, this is a recommended alternative for you to try.
In this recipe article, you are going to learn how to make this quick and easy homemade egg chips! It is a good addition to your arsenal of recipes since it is easily adaptable to any kind of situation. You can keep it simple or you can make it as extravagant as you like.
Continue to read the article below and see some trivia, along with tips and tricks to make these easy crispy egg chips.
What are Crispy Egg Chips?
The crispy egg chips are finger foods made simple. It is composed of common ingredients such as flour, and cornstarch, mixed with beaten eggs and is then seasoned usually with salt and pepper. This forms a batter and is made into crispy chips once fried in oil.
There are a lot of forms it can take and you can add other ingredients to level up the taste and appearance of the chips, but in this recipe, we are going for a simple and easy take on the chips.
How to Make Crispy Egg Chips?
If you suddenly crave for finger food, this is the perfect snack because you can make this in no time. Making these delicious and crispy chips is super easy because you probably have the ingredients ready in your kitchen right now.
First off, all you have to do is to mix all of the ingredients and make it into a nice batter. Once that’s done, the only task to do is to deep fry the chips, and you’ll be eating like crazy.
When preparing to cook the batter, it is important to know that it is easier to be cooked when it is chilled in the refrigerator. So if you have a couple of minutes to spare before cooking, you can do that.
But another good option is to just mix ice cubes into the batter so it can be cooled much faster. Just make sure not to put too much so you still have a good consistency of the batter.
Notes on Ingredients
Although it is not listed in the recipe, there are almost unlimited choices for seasoning aside from salt and pepper. Some of the examples for seasonings you can use are garlic powder, chicken powder, cayenne pepper, parsley, among many others.
Sauce for Crispy Egg Chips
The egg chips are good on its own, but it is even better if you have a sauce or a dip with you. A common and good choice of sauce for this is vinegar partnered with chopped onions, minced garlic, and some chili peppers.
But you can also experiment with other dips such as cheese or maybe even ketchup and mayonnaise. There are a lot of choices you could choose from since this is a flexible snack.
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Crispy Egg Chips (Egg Chicharon) Recipe
- Frying Pan
- 2 pcs egg, beaten
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup cornstarch
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cups cooking oil, for frying
- In a mixing bowl, add-in the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper.
- Pour-in the beaten eggs and then mix until well-incorporated.
- In a cooking pan, pour-in and heat oil over low to medium heat.
- Scoop a part (1 tbsp) of the egg mixture and add-in to the cooking pan. Repeat for the rest of the mixture.
- Cook until both sides are golden brown.
- Transfer to a serving plate or serving tray. Serve with a sauce of your choice and enjoy!
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