Once in a while .. we see sweet potatoes like these in the local grocery store and not many people here knows what to do with these sweet potatoes. I buy some.. whenever i have the time.. to cook for the “ang moh” .. because the “ang moh” cook and makes his own lunch and dinner – I am only in charge of the brat’s food and mine. But sweet potato tempura style .. the “ang moh” likes a lot. Whenever, we are up in Halifax.. eating Japanese, the “ang moh” orders sweet potato tempura for the brat and himself.
I usually cut my sweet potatoes like french fries and bake them.. but when i am in a hurry .. i just cut them flat. Making tempura fries with sweet potatoes is darn easy.. in fact, you can engage your kid to help dip the sweet potatoes into the tempura batter.. and not only is it healthier, they are sweet.
Here’s my recipe .. that i use found on the net :
LARGE Sweet Potatoes
Tempura Batter for Vegetables
Preheat the deep fat fryer to 365 degrees.
Wash the sweet potatoes.
Parboil for about 10 minutes.
Pare the sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2? wide x 1/2? thick strips.
Dip the sweet potato strips into the tempura batter.
Place in skimmer and gently lower into the deep fat fryer.
Remove the sweet potato strips from the hot fat with the skimmer when they float to the surface and have turned golden brown.