Chamorro Shrimp Patties

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by ChamoritaMomma

A traditional Chamorro recipe and always an island favorite. I hope you enjoy it.

Top Review by Santi Zilcan

I made this recipe as a side dish and it was everyone's favorite. It was very tasty and very different than usual shrimp recipes we see always.
Thanks for sharing it with us and I will make this again for sure.
My husband tells me that the Chamorro Shrimp Patties were tastier even than crab cakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the evaporated milk.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, and the seasonings. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add the shrimp and mixed vegetables, combining well.
  4. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet to medium heat.
  5. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls and fry until golden brown.
  6. I usually fry 1 or 2 patties and taste them to make sure seasoning is just right. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  7. Using a bamboo skewer, pierce the center of patty to make sure that skewer comes out clean. A little bit of dough will be on the skewer but as long as it's not runny and still wet looking, it should be done.
  8. Drain on paper towels.
  9. Serve at room temperature.

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