Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sweet Potato Balls

I saw this recipe in my cookbook "Taiwan Night Market Snacks", and I thought to give it a try. I couldn't find sweet potato starch in the supermarket, instead I used tapioca starch. I don't know if I did it right, the outcome is sort of chewy (knowing tapioca is one of the ingredients in making bubble tea).

Here's the recipe:
sweet potato 500 g (2 pieces)
sweet potato starch 400 g ( I used tapioca)
brown sugar (I used 1 cup)

Cut sweet potato into cubes. Steam until soft and pound it in puree.

Add sugar and sweet potato starch, whisk well to blend. Knead into long cylinder; cut for about 1.5 cm cubes.

Deep fried sweet potato cubes in oil for about 30 seconds; stir rapidly and press cubes lightly to make cubes into balls. Transfer to plate and ready to serve.





4 comments:

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

I love sweet potatoes! And I have never seen a recipe like this before. Thanks for posting it

☺lani☺ said...

you're welcome! thanks for adding me. I visited your site and I think it's very informative. I guess I will learn a lot from you. Have a nice weekend!

Madhura Manoj said...

Hmm yummy.I liked it. Following u.

Nanci Waldman said...

These look fantastic!!! My sisters and I just started our first themed blog hop over at http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com every Sunday!. This weeks theme is appetizers. We would love for you to come over and share these or any of your favorite appetizer recipes with our blog readers. Have a great weekend.
Nanci

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