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Sweet Potato Balls


4 people


20 minutes


Sweet Potato Balls - crispy fried sweet potato dough balls coated with sesame seeds. This Malaysian snack is great for afternoon tea.


– 1 lb. (0.4 kg) sweet potatoes – 3/4 cup all-purpose flour – 1 - 2 tablespoons water – 4 tablespoons sugar – 3 tablespoons white sesame seeds – oil, for deep frying – powdered sugar, for dusting

Step 1

Boil the sweet potatoes in hot boiling water for 15 minutes, or until the inside is cooked through. Peel the skin off and discard. Smash the sweet potatoes.

Step 2

Add the mashed sweet potatoes with flour, sugar, and water to form a dough that is not sticky to the hands.

Step 3

Divide the dough into small, equal portions and roll them into balls. Roll the sweet potato balls with sesame seeds.

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