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Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Balls Recipe

Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Balls Recipe

Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Balls Recipe

Sweet potatoes are to the Taiwanese what potatoes are to the British. The Taiwanese love sweet potato and it is used in both sweet and savoury dishes. These sweet potato balls are very popular as a night market food where they are served sweet. They are simple to make and I make them often at home.

Ingredients :

  • 800 g (13/4 lb) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 90 g (31/4 oz) sugar
  • 240 g (81/2 oz) sweet potato starch
  • 40 g (11/3 oz) white sesame seeds
  • 800 ml (26 fl oz) cooking oil

Method :

  1. Steam the sweet potatoes until tender, then mash. Mix evenly with the sugar while hot.
  2. Add the sweet potato starch and sesame seeds and knead until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Pinch off bits of the mixture and roll into ping pong-sized balls.
  4. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat and deep-fry the sweet potato balls in batches. The sweet potato balls are done when they float to the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain well before serving.

Serves 4

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Source :
HOME-STYLE
TAIWANESE COOKING
Family Favourites – Classic Street Foods – Popular Snacks
by : Tsung-Yun Wan

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See also Taiwanese Recipe “Peanut and Sesame Mochi Recipe”