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.

20 Comments

  1. gracie

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

  2. flora

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

  3. Lina

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

  4. 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

  5. DoDo

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

  6. Chrissy

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

  7. snow

    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.

  8. Pinky-x

    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

  9. tracy

    hihi, mama bok^.^ hapi birthday o~~ selamat harijadi, sheng ri kuai le,
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  10. Stephanie

    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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