Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Balls

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

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):


  • 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.

  • Editor's Note:

    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.