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Spicy Sweet Potato Leaves

In case if you're wondering about the sweet potato leaves....yes, they can be eaten too! You can simply stir fry with garlic or cook it with this spicy sambal.
Spicy Sweet Potato Leaves


10g Dried Prawns, soaked, drained and coarsely chopped
1 bunch (500g) Sweet Potato Leaves
3 Garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp Peanut Oil
2 Tbsp Water
Sea salt to taste

Sambal Paste

10 dried Chilles, soaked and drained
3 Shallots
2 Candlenuts
1/2 tsp Roasted Shrimp Paste


Heat the peanut oil in a wok. Saute the sambal paste on a low heat, until fragrant.

Add the chopped dried prawns and garlic. Turn the heat on high and add the sweet potato leaves. Stir fry for about 2 to 3 minutes, season with sea salt and add 2 Tbsp of water. Serve immediately.


  1. I had no idea you could eat these. Love your blog!

  2. @Maggie:Yes they're edible. I’m glad you like my blog and thanks.

  3. omg this is EXACTLY how my mum cooks sweet potato leaves. back home in singapore, we actually grow them in the garden (: we have 2 varieties, and my mum will always whip up a batch, freshly picked from the garden. here in the uk, the climate doesn't allow me to get sweet potato leaves, but I do the same with other veg, like spinach etc.


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