Viability of Pechay Chips and Stalk inBestlink College of the Philippines
Keywords:pechaychips, pechay stalks
Crispy fried pechay stalk is an easy and quick recipe. This dish consists of pechay stalks coated in flour mixture, eggs, and bread crumbs and then deep-fried until light brown. The stalks are trimmed from our previous recipe (stuffed pechay). Crispy fried pechay stalks are usually served as an appetizer together with mayo-ketchup dipping sauce. Nowadays, many people do not want to eat vegetables because of their taste. We wanted to change people’s perspectives on eating vegetables. Thus, we created this dish. Petchayis widely used in Asian dishes. It has smooth and dark green leaf blades forming a bunch of leaves similar to mustard or celery. Petchay is best cooked when stir-fried, steamed, boiled, or stuffed. Pechay is also usedin hotpots or shabu-shabu. It may taste slightly bitter, but the crunchiness of the vegetable is admirable. This chapter presents the research design, tables and figures, instrument, validation of instrument, data gathering procedure, and statistical treatment. The results of this research showed that in 45 Grade 12 Home Economics (HE) Strandstudentsin Bestlink College of the Philippines liked the idea of fried pechay with stalks as the flavor of pechay. The variables used to assess the acceptability included taste, aroma, nutritional value, and competitiveness. The average grand mean for the studentswas3.40, which had the verbal interpretation of strongly agree. Meanwhile, the 10 HE teachers had an average grand mean of3.20, which had the verbal interpretation of moderately agree. Pechay has many health benefits for our body because it contains vitamins and minerals that help in keeping one’s body healthy in terms of having stronger bones and glowing shin. Petchay also has thiamine, vitamin B, and folate for better functioning health, muscles, and the nervous system. The thesis statement indicated that we should proceed with the introduction of crispy fried petchay that has health benefits.