How to Make Shrimp Kroepek (Kropek, Crackers)

Vegetarian chicharon can be made out of this recipe. Just replace shrimp with your favorite fruits and vegetables.

2 cup rice
1/2 cup shrimps
2 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp MSG
food color (optional)

1. Soak rice overnight or 20 minutes in hot water. Drain well
2. Grind rice and shrimp.
3. Add salt and msg. Mix well. Food coloring can be added if desired.
4. Mold thinly in tray greased with small amount of oil.
5. Place in a double boiler for 1 to 3 minutes.
6. Cut to desired size or 1″ x 2″ x 1/6″.
7. Arrange in trays and dry for six hours or until brittle.
8. Pack, label and store.

Tagalog version
1. Ibabad ang bigas nang magdamag o sa mainit na tubig nang 20 minuto. Patuluing mabuti.
2. Gilingin ang bigas at hipon ng magkaroon ng mahipis na masa.
3. Idagdag ang asin at vetsin. Lagyan ng food coloring kung gusto. Haluing mabuti.
4. Ilipat ang manipis na masa (2-3 kutsara) sa isang kawaling pinahiran ng konting mantika.
5. Pasingawan ng 1-3 minuto hanggang ang timplada ay maging malinaw.
6. Hiwain sa tamang piraso (1″ x 2″ x 1/6″).
7. Ilipat sa patuyuang bandehado at ibilad sa araw nang 6 na oras hanggang lumutong.
8. Itago sa malamig at tuyong lugar.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

0 Replies to “How to Make Shrimp Kroepek (Kropek, Crackers)”

  1. bakit po hindi po nag-pa-puff ung kropek na nagawa ko nung iprinito ko po?. .ang gnawa ko po kacng flavoring eh eggshell powder instead of shrimps para may calcium naman, para po ito sa thesis ko. pwede kayang reason ng hndi pagpuff nya ung eggshell? kindly help po. tnx

    1. Have you tried making the kropek using shrimp as ingredient? If the original recipe puffed and the egg shell flavored not, then the egg shell is the reason.

      Maybe the kropek dryness before frying was not enough.

      Also, try using tapioca starch instead of rice and see the outcome.

      1. it can be use the heads of shrimp only to make kroepek and the comparative study of it is the miced of galungong fish?

        im begging you to ans. my question please .. i’ll used this study to my thesis problem…

        thanks for the answer … god less…

        1. do you mean minced fish and shrimp heads? Yes it can be. Mixed the minced galungong with enough ginger to remove to fishy flavor

  2. is tilapia meat can be use instead of shrimp? how can i minimize the fishy odor of tilapia.?

    please help me i am proposing tilapia kroepek for my thesis..


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