Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Deep Fried Sweet Potato Balls

 I bought a box full of sweet potato during my trip to Flemington's Sydney Market and this recipe is a great way to use most of them especially in this cold weather! Another easy recipe to please your colleagues or family ;p It worked for me pretty well. Everyone in the office loved it !

So all you need are:

  • 500g Baked Sweet Potato flesh
  • 1 cup Tapioca Starch
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

Now let's start the magic....

1. Wash the sweet potato and make sure to dry the water off before putting in the oven. Yes it effects the wetness of the dough later. For 500g sweet potato, I heat it up in 200oC oven fan forced for 40-45mins

2. While the SPotato is baking, mix in the dry ingredient in a bowl. 
3. After 45mins, Peel of the Spotato and mash the flesh.
4. Let it cool down before you mix it with the flour
5. After a proper mixing, form a small ball from the dough. If the dough is too wet, do add some more tapioca/plain flour just enough so that it's not very sticky.

Lastly, to fry them, Do not let the oil gets too hot. I know it is deep fried but to make this small fluffy crispy balls, you need patience. I'd say around 100oC oil should be perfect and it took about 3-4mins before it's floating to the top :)

Served while hot with condensed milk!

Happy Trying!


  1. Are these like the Taiwanese street food where it's chewy and hollow inside?

    1. Hello there... This is the Thai version which is chewy but not hollow :)

  2. That looks freaking amazing Shirley! Heaps looking forward to meeting you with the others at Papi Chulo :) It's gonna be great getting to know more and more indo-sydney food bloggers!

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    2. Hey Thanks Irene! Im looking forward to it too. .. Food blogging is a new thing for me, so its exciting to meet the others and learn from you guys :)


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