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Imbento Meals: Cheesy Corn Fritters and Potato Lollipops

January 11, 2021 9:00 am

It is part of the Filipino culture to indulge in snacks or merienda in between the three (3) main meals of the day. The AM snacks are usually taken at 9-10am while PM snacks are taken between 3-5pm. AM/PM snacks are usually eaten during recess or health breaks.

COOKMUNITY® came up with “Imbento Meals” to feature a new set of quick bites that are healthy and delicious to ease hunger pangs especially if your family is busy with school or office work at home. These quick bites are likewise easy to prepare within minutes and can make 9 servings.


Cheesy Corn Fritters are savory fried cakes. To make this dish, combine and mix these dry ingredients i.e. corn, oatmeal, all-purpose flour, shredded mozzarella with beaten egg in a bowl. Add 1 pack of AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning to bring out the wonderful flavors of these ingredients.

Get 2 tablespoons of the mixture and form into a patty that is 2-3 inches in diameter. Pan fry each patty over medium-high heat. Flip the patty after a minute when edges begin to brown. This dish is a great snack idea because yellow corn is not only tasty but rich in beta-carotene for healthy eyesight.

These deliciously-cooked, golden balls are made using common ingredients but made more special and well-seasoned with CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs . This snack will give a boost of energy to your loved ones and is likewise a healthy treat because potatoes are good sources of antioxidants, which helps in reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

To make this dish, combine and mix boiled and mashed potatoes, minced white onions, black pepper powder and beaten egg. Scoop a tablespoon and form into a ball before rolling it in CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs . The last step is to deep fry the potato balls until golden brown.

We hope that these “Imbento Meals” will inspire you to reinvent your usually snack offerings not just to break “sawa” factor to commonly served snacks but to discover other ingredients that can supply essential nutrients to our body.

For more “Imbento Meals,” watch out for our next blog.