Sweet Potato Tempura

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Cooking,Health,Japanese,Snacks | Wednesday 11 March 2009 2:02 pm

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

Vegetable Oil

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.
Serve hot.


  1. Comment by Calvin — March 11, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

    looks well nice

  2. Comment by Shan — March 11, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

    love these potatoes!

  3. Comment by guess-baby — March 11, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

    my fav. ^.^ yum!

  4. Comment by gracie — March 11, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

    mama bok, you are so talented in cooking! looks yummy, my favorite. Thanks for sharing your recipe and of course your links too. hehe.

  5. Comment by joyce — March 11, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

    oh yeah, i love this sweet potato tempura. yummy.

  6. Comment by flyingtaro — March 12, 2009 @ 1:34 am

    omg they look so yummy! I will try this next week!

  7. Comment by flora — March 12, 2009 @ 1:37 am

    i like sweet potato too.I love da purple yam more they r yummy my favz mama u should try sume hehhe

  8. Comment by Lina — March 12, 2009 @ 6:34 am

    Yes, sweet potatoes is nice! Just by eating it alone is ‘sweet’ enough. Sometimes i use it for plain porridge ..

  9. Comment by queen c — March 12, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

    i love sweet potato fries and tempura!!!

  10. Comment by anne — March 12, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

    i really like sweet potato especially with fried ” lin gou ” but i’m here in ireland couldn’t find a very sweet potatoes.what a pity..homesick

  11. Comment by becca — March 12, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

    lol the sweet potato looks pretty good
    i love french fries 😀

  12. Comment by DoDo — March 13, 2009 @ 4:12 am

    Hi mama bok. Where can we get tempura batter? Did u mix it yourself or we can get the mixture straight from supermarket?

  13. Comment by Chrissy — March 13, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

    Hmm this is actually something I havn’t tried before. Only ate sweet potato in those “tong water(in Chinese)” Haha

  14. Comment by snow — March 14, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

    mama, u can try fried yam, cassave (ubi kayu) and banana fritters too. i normally use plain flour only…cheaper than tempura batter mah. sweet potato, cassave and yam can be baked, steamed or fried…add a pinch of salt and wee bit of butter…yummy. not so boring eating jacket potato only. of of my fav is yam fried rice and yam with dried shrimps. really tasty if u like yam alot.

  15. Comment by Summer — March 14, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

    love this dish, definitely will try it.

  16. Comment by Pinky-x — March 15, 2009 @ 5:11 pm

    i would like to try this but i’m scared to because my mum told me that sweet potato makes you fart a lot 😐 lol

  17. Comment by xbabiex — March 18, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

    Looking at this picture makes me wanna cook sweet potatoe tempura! :p

  18. Comment by tracy — April 8, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    hihi, mama bok^.^ hapi birthday o~~ selamat harijadi, sheng ri kuai le,
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  19. Comment by bunessa — April 8, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

    oh man.. that looks so good!!

    thanks for sharing the recipe!

  20. Comment by Stephanie — April 9, 2009 @ 5:38 am

    Sweet potatoes are so delicious. One of my all time favorite food items. So simple and you can make it many ways. Grilled sweet potato is my fave.

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