Cooked, mashed sweet potatoes are molded around brown sugar and coconut, rolled in sesame seeds and deep fried in this unique snack.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 3/4 pound sweet potatoes-- cooked, peeled and mashed
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1 1/2 quarts oil for deep frying
In a mixing bowl, knead together potatoes, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, salt and water to form a stiff dough. In a separate bowl, combine coconut and brown sugar. Form potato dough into small balls; make a well in the center and fill with coconut mixture; close up hole and reshape balls. Roll in sesame seeds, then in remaining cornstarch.
Heat oil in deep-fryer or deep, heavy-bottomed pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Fry balls in oil until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.