Up to making some snacks or “kuih” with sweet potatoes? This is a Fried Sweet Potato Balls recipe. They’re made of deep orange color sweet potato together with glutinous rice flour, sugar, and some grated coconut. Gently roll the mixture and fry until golden brown. They’ll be crunchy on the outside whilst remaining soft and chewy on the inside. Do try this easy recipe and if deep fry is not for you, do come back tomorrow for another interesting recipe with sweet potatoes.
Fried Sweet Potato Balls
450 g Orange Color Sweet Potato Flesh (from 2 Medium, about 520g)
250 g Glutinous Rice Flour
30 g Corn Flour
120-150 g Sugar
100 g Grated Coconut
¼ tsp Sea Salt
Oil for deep-frying
Boil the sweet potatoes in a medium pot until tender, 20 to 30 minutes, depending on size of potatoes.
When cool enough to handle, mash the potatoes in a potato riser or masher. (If you are using a masher, you will have to peel the potatoes first)
Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add in the glutinous rice flour, corn flour, sugar, grated coconut, and sea salt. Mix with your hand to get soft dough. Knead lightly to form a smooth dough.
Pinch a small piece of dough (about 15 g each) roll them in your palm to form a smooth ball.
Heat the oil in a deep fryer or heavy pan over low to moderate heat. Put in a cube of potato – when potato is nicely colored, the oil is hot enough to fry the sweet potato balls. Fry until golden, remove and drain on a paper towel. Serve immediately.
Makes about 50 balls.