Friday, 13 February 2009

Sweet Potato bites

I am posting this as Merlotti asked so very nicely on the back of my post on Beetroot Salad, however these may well taste fantastic and make wonderful little tasty nibbles - but are very messy, I am not accountable for hands sticking together and your clothes resembling half the mixture :-) Apron advisable!

At a later date, this recipe hopefully will have more finesse but if you fancy getting messy this weekend, this is one for you!


450g apx sweet potato (This mix made far more than needed, I made 12 bites from approx 1/3 mix, however the leftovers makes fantastic mash!)
2 spring onions, finely chopped
¼ tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp Fresh coriander chopped
¼ tsp smoked paprika
1 lemon

Fine dry breadcrumbs – I used Paxo natural
1 egg – note: only does about 12 bites
Flour for dusting
2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp cornflour

Vegetable oil for cooking

Peel the sweet potato, cube and place into cold water with a squeeze of fresh lemon, bring to boil, cook for 10-12 minutes until just softening, drain immediately and re-fresh in cold water, drain well and mash in the pan, add to a bowl with seasoning and spring onion, a squeeze of lemon and allow to cool, refrigerate until needed

Place egg in 1 bowl, mix flours in another and breadcrumbs in final bowl, dust hands with flour, roll the sweet potato into small balls and flatten slightly, dust in flour, dip in egg and breadcrumb and place on a tray / board, when all ready to go heat 1 cm vegetable oil in a suitable pan, test heat by dropping a cube of bread, when it takes 30 seconds to brown, add the bites in batches and cook for 1-2 minutes or until crispy, be careful as the oil gets very hot. Drain on kitchen paper and serve immediately


  1. Sweet potato bites - oh wow these sound and look good Anne. I like the ingredients of the smoked paprika, chilli powder, fresh coriander such wonderful flavours going on here.

    Rosie x

  2. yum yum yum yum - can't wait to have a go tomorrow! My mouth's watering already. Thanks x

  3. These look fabulous Anne, really different!

  4. These look great Anne, I have taken a note of the recipe. Thank you :)


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